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Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $21.18
Statewide median: $21.49

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics *

Area Low Median High
U S
$15.25 $20.54 $27.39
Minnesota
$16.62 $21.18 $26.98
Central Minnesota
$16.07 $20.20 $23.99
Northeast Minnesota
$17.02 $22.08 $28.19
Northwest Minnesota
$16.86 $20.85 $25.72
Southeast Minnesota
$15.82 $20.43 $28.24
Southwest Minnesota
$11.96 $17.04 $22.59
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$17.59 $22.49 $28.50

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 11,830 workers employed in this large career.

Where do Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is shrinking.

There will be a need for about 14,318 new Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 770,100 763,600 -6,400 -0.8%
Minnesota 14,775 14,729 -46 -0.3%
Central Minnesota 2,001 2,073 72 3.6%
Northeast Minnesota 914 895 -19 -2.1%
Northwest Minnesota 1,749 1,727 -22 -1.3%
Southeast Minnesota 1,568 1,569 1 0.1%
Southwest Minnesota 1,452 1,450 -2 -0.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 7,087 7,059 -28 -0.4%


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