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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
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 6,720164$27.86/hr$15.65/hr$19.57/hr$25.70/hr$31.37/hr$39.81/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities7,190$24.91/hr
Financial Activities30$21.73/hr
Professional and Business Services120$24.79/hr
Education and Health Services20$23.89/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services5,340$23.89/hr
Public Administration50$30.55/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 190$23.92/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 240$23.71/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 300$23.76/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 380$23.59/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 530$24.04/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 540$23.96/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 650$24.04/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 710$23.44/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 770$23.43/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 780$23.52/hr-5.4%
Southeast Balance of State 940$23.65/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 1,100$23.63/hr-4.4%
Northwest Balance of State 1,110$23.42/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 1,250$23.46/hr-8.0%
Southeast Minnesota 1,300$23.76/hr-5.2%
Central Minnesota 1,690$24.15/hr-5.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 6,720$25.70/hr-5.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 7,760$25.43/hrN/A
Minnesota 12,930$24.23/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.