Automotive Service Technician Salary

automotive-service-technician-salary-chart.jpgAutomotive service technicians are responsible for repairs, adjustments, evaluation and diagnosis of vehicles. Their activity scope does not include car bodywork or aesthetic changes. Technicians need to have technical knowledge and understanding of the equipment, proficiency with available tools and diagnostic equipment, dexterity, problem solving skill and the ability to work with others.

Salaries

The average salary for this career field is $39,060. Wage variations are also influenced by the industry, with the highest salaries paid at $69,530 for aerospace products and parts manufacturing. As of 2012, the median salary for an automotive service technician was estimated at $36,610. However, many automotive service technicians work on commissions or have an hourly fee which can cause fluctuations in salaries.

Outlook

The job market for automotive technicians is estimated to grow as fast as average. According to recent statistics, the average growth rate will reach 9% for 2012-2022.

Automotive Service Technician Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $21,180 $35,070 $57,110 $36,980
Alaska $27,900 $51,840 $73,470 $51,020
Arizona $23,700 $40,100 $59,260 $41,760
Arkansas $19,680 $31,080 $50,390 $33,970
California $23,380 $41,260 $67,530 $43,710
Colorado $21,080 $37,690 $62,480 $40,020
Connecticut $23,090 $41,640 $65,930 $43,500
Delaware $24,350 $36,760 $60,260 $39,440
Florida $20,440 $34,950 $56,550 $36,720
Georgia $19,010 $33,240 $58,920 $36,350
Hawaii $24,740 $43,170 $66,450 $44,420
Idaho $21,000 $36,260 $57,240 $38,360
Illinois $19,420 $35,630 $64,110 $38,490
Indiana $21,740 $36,610 $59,300 $38,520
Iowa $20,950 $34,220 $55,520 $36,280
Kansas $21,750 $35,940 $56,220 $37,580
Kentucky $19,150 $30,610 $53,050 $33,300
Louisiana $20,440 $34,170 $55,330 $36,020
Maine $21,630 $34,660 $49,630 $35,360
Maryland $20,080 $40,110 $64,490 $41,570
Massachusetts $25,440 $41,110 $65,830 $43,490
Michigan $21,150 $38,570 $61,880 $42,370
Minnesota $20,630 $35,830 $55,460 $36,670
Mississippi $18,300 $30,490 $53,340 $32,800
Missouri $21,150 $36,060 $58,520 $38,290
Montana $18,930 $33,480 $57,320 $36,110
Nebraska $20,060 $33,930 $58,510 $37,430
Nevada $23,610 $40,000 $61,960 $42,040
New Hampshire $25,540 $38,290 $56,910 $39,880
New Jersey $22,890 $43,500 $65,800 $43,870
New Mexico $21,240 $35,580 $56,180 $37,220
New York $20,700 $36,920 $65,070 $40,000
North Carolina $21,120 $36,370 $60,850 $39,110
North Dakota $24,340 $35,180 $59,540 $38,950
Ohio $18,570 $33,590 $55,210 $35,370
Oklahoma $19,100 $34,570 $57,540 $36,840
Oregon $24,660 $41,220 $60,500 $42,530
Pennsylvania $20,350 $34,630 $56,010 $36,460
Rhode Island $21,530 $33,660 $54,840 $36,310
South Carolina $19,290 $32,790 $55,860 $35,010
South Dakota $25,520 $35,100 $48,220 $36,120
Tennessee $19,560 $34,130 $56,260 $36,110
Texas $19,090 $34,380 $58,770 $37,080
Utah $20,950 $37,530 $57,650 $38,860
Vermont $22,050 $33,730 $51,800 $35,580
Virginia $23,590 $40,450 $66,280 $42,800
Washington $23,500 $41,380 $61,800 $42,480
West Virginia $18,870 $27,960 $46,840 $30,610
Wisconsin $21,180 $36,510 $57,660 $38,340
Wyoming $23,290 $39,250 $58,530 $40,360