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
Southeast Minnesota 1,350105$22.28/hr$12.85/hr$15.82/hr$20.43/hr$28.24/hr$33.62/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities7,260$21.38/hr
Financial Activities110$21.48/hr
Professional and Business Services150$20.22/hr
Education and Health Services40$20.61/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/A$22.54/hr
Other Services3,900$20.23/hr
Public Administration60$27.24/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 160$22.19/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 240$19.88/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 250$21.70/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 380$19.74/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 710$21.74/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 720$19.44/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 740$20.32/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 760$22.08/hr-0.3%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 770$21.34/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 780$20.23/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 820$16.64/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 890$20.85/hr2.1%
Southwest Minnesota 1,040$17.04/hr3.1%
Northwest Balance of State 1,290$20.64/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 1,350$20.43/hr2.9%
Central Minnesota 1,730$20.20/hr7.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 5,530$22.49/hr3.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 6,470$22.11/hrN/A
Minnesota 11,830$21.18/hr3.6%

  • 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.