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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 1,030273$19.64/hr$12.11/hr$15.56/hr$19.20/hr$23.54/hr$27.71/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities7,520$19.63/hr
Financial Activities160$20.86/hr
Professional and Business Services160$19.34/hr
Education and Health Services80$21.59/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services3,780$19.32/hr
Public Administration70$26.41/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 150$21.27/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 230$20.21/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 240$19.91/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 360$16.85/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 640$17.07/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 640$19.07/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 660$19.01/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 740$19.10/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 770$19.30/hr-0.3%
Southeast Balance of State 790$20.44/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 890$16.94/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 1,010$17.36/hr3.1%
Northwest Minnesota 1,030$19.20/hr2.1%
Northwest Balance of State 1,320$19.03/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 1,360$18.95/hr2.9%
Central Minnesota 1,540$19.16/hr7.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 5,690$20.61/hr3.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 6,600$20.54/hrN/A
Minnesota 11,950$19.65/hr3.6%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 7,020$24.85/hr9.9%
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 640$18.99/hr9.6%
Motorcycle Mechanics 410$22.27/hr6.0%
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 3,130$28.30/hr7.4%
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles 240$20.24/hr-12.0%
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 1,360$29.09/hr1.9%
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 440$17.83/hr-1.3%
Farm Equipment Mechanics 1,630$21.62/hr8.7%
Motorboat Mechanics 420$20.86/hr1.1%
Home Appliance Repairers 540$21.89/hr-2.3%

  • 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.
  • Repair or replace defective ball joint suspensions, brake shoes, or wheel bearings.
  • 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.