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Automotive Technician and Repairer Salary Information

The salary statistics of automotive technicians and repairers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of automotive technicians and repairers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of automotive technicians and repairers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The automotive technicians and repairers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Automotive Technician and Repairer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,890
25th Percentile Wage
$28,780
50th Percentile Wage
$38,860
75th Percentile Wage
$52,440
90th Percentile Wage
$64,680

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for automotive technicians and repairers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) automotive technicians and repairers is $64,680. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,890. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 195% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of automotive technicians and repairers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201638,8601.47%5.17%
201538,2901.85%-
201437,5801.57%-
201336,9900.38%-
201236,850--

Table 2. Automotive Technician and Repairer Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of automotive technicians and repairers in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for automotive technicians and repairers occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $67,610. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $37,280).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$67,610
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$53,690
Information
$51,590
Federal, State, and Local Government
$48,350
Manufacturing
$46,800
Transportation and Warehousing
$45,690
Finance and Insurance
$45,670
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$44,370
Educational Services
$44,170
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$41,370
Accommodation and Food Services
$41,280
Health Care and Social Assistance
$40,760
Construction
$40,690
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$39,780
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$39,770
Retail Trade
$39,170
Mining
$38,750
Wholesale Trade
$38,580
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$37,280



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