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Occupational Employment Statistics


49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles. Excludes ÔÇťAutomotive Body and Related Repairers" (49-3021), "Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists" (49-3031), and "Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles" (49-2096).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northeast Minnesota 61042$24.46/hr$15.18/hr$17.90/hr$23.38/hr$29.48/hr$34.80/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities6,780$24.55/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services90$27.37/hr
Education and Health Services20$26.68/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services4,580$23.51/hr
Public Administration60$35.06/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 210$23.39/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 250$23.42/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 280$24.60/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 320$23.42/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 500$23.16/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 540$22.83/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 580$23.22/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 580$23.47/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 590$23.24/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 610$23.38/hr-5.4%
Southwest Minnesota 890$23.73/hr-4.4%
Southeast Balance of State 910$23.29/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 970$22.60/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 1,110$22.60/hr-8.0%
Southeast Minnesota 1,240$23.20/hr-5.2%
Central Minnesota 1,520$24.05/hr-5.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 6,160$25.21/hr-5.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 7,150$25.14/hrN/A
Minnesota 11,610$24.40/hr-5.4%

  • Maintain cleanliness of work area.
  • Test and adjust repaired systems to meet manufacturers' performance specifications.
  • Estimate costs of vehicle repair.
  • Plan work procedures, using charts, technical manuals, and experience.
  • Test drive vehicles and test components and systems, using equipment such as infrared engine analyzers, compression gauges, and computerized diagnostic devices.
  • Review work orders and discuss work with supervisors.
  • Inspect vehicles for damage and record findings so that necessary repairs can be made.
  • Change spark plugs, fuel filters, air filters, and batteries in hybrid electric vehicles.
  • Repair, replace, or adjust defective fuel injectors, carburetor parts, and gasoline filters.
  • Repair and service air conditioning, heating, engine cooling, and electrical systems.