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Automotive Industry Overview


The US automotive repair and maintenance industry includes about 165,000 locations with total annual revenue of $85 billion, according to Hoovers. The largest companies offering automotive jobs in this sector include Meineke, Midas, Monro Muffler Brake, Precision Auto Care and Safelite Group. The auto service industry is highly fragmented. The 50 largest companies generate less than 10 percent of revenue. Most jobs in automotive service are with independent shops and one of the country’s 45,000 auto dealerships.

US auto manufacturing is dominated by GM, Ford and Chrysler and increasingly by Asian automakers such as Toyota and Honda. Detroit’s Big Three ring up about $200 billion in annual sales, according to Hoovers. Car dealers bring in about $700 billion at retail.

Automotive Job Market


Automotive service technicians and mechanics held more than 720,000 jobs in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Nearly 1.7 million people held jobs at motor vehicle and parts dealers as of June 2012, the BLS reports. A further 153,310 worked in motor vehicle manufacturing as of May 2011.

Much job growth in the automotive service industry will be concentrated toward the high and low ends of technological expertise. All vehicles need oil changes and brake shoe replacement, so the skills required to perform these low-tech tasks will remain in demand. At the high end, computer diagnostics of engines and other vehicle systems are continuously evolving, so auto technicians with the ability to keep up with these changes should find automotive work. As carmakers strive to make their products safer and more fuel efficient in response to consumer demand and government mandate, automotive engineers should find ample automotive job opportunities.

New car dealers, having suffered a wave of consolidation through the 2007-2009 recession, are now cautiously increasing headcount, according to an April 2012 IBISWorld report.

Common automotive careers include auto mechanic, automotive service manager, service writer, automotive sales manager, automotive mechanical engineer, automotive applications engineer and automotive plant manager.

Automotive Salaries


Automotive service technicians and mechanics earned mean wages of $38,560 in May 2011, according to the BLS. Average salaries for mechanical engineers working in motor vehicle manufacturing were $95,080. Team assemblers earned an average of $47,570.
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Description Position Summary Train for your professional sales career in an entrepreneurial environment steeped in a tradition of success. Our TEAM approach engages you in all aspects of our business – sales, operations and maintenance. Learn how we have become the nation’s leading transportation company from the ground up – where the rubber reallyhits the road! In this Developmental role, you wil...
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
RETAIL SALES POSITION FOR PICTURE FRAME DESIGNER IN ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL. Position requires active knowledge of the framing and design industry. With our expansion into the Chicago area, we are offering a full time sales position for our new custom frame shop in Arlington Heights. Duties include working with customers at the sales counter designing their art, shadowbox projects, sports memorabili...
Quintiles (NYSE: Q) is the world’s largest provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services with a network of more than 29,000 employees conducting business in approximately 100 countries. We helped develop or commercialize all of 2013’s top-100 best-selling drugs on the market. Quintiles applies the breadth and depth of our service offerings along with extensive thera...
Position Overview The Software Engineer—Content Management will help maintain, and evolve our client's content/communication management platforms. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years experience working with correspondence and workflow applications, combined with Java-based software development experience and a solid foundation in XML technologies. Position Expectations Responsibilities...
www.heartware.com SUMMARY: The Sr. Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for product development projects associated with the heart assist pump projects. These projects may include surgical tools, accessories, as well as pump development. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: · Work as part of a project engineering team, led by Product Development Principal Engineer(s), Manufacturing Process Engineering, and...
Sam Swope - Detailer Cleans and refurbishes new and used automobiles, performing any combination of following duties: Washes vehicle exterior to clean cars, using cleaning solution, water, cloths, and brushes. Applies wax to auto body, and wet sands or buffs surfaces to protect surfaces and preserve shine, using cloth or buffing machine. Vacuums interiors of vehicles to remove loose dirt and debri...
Automobile Salesperson Job Purpose: Sells automobiles by understanding and demonstrating characteristics, capabilities, and features; developing and qualifying buyers; closing sales. Automobile Salesperson Job Duties: Understands automobiles by studying characteristics, capabilities, and features; comparing and contrasting competitive models; inspecting automobiles. Develops buyers by maintaining...
Sam Swope - Lube Technician Oil changing and quick lube experience - A plus Ability to work flexible hours A high level of energy and strong motivation to learn and succeed High school diploma or equivalent Valid driver license in the state that you will work and a good driving record...
Job Purpose: Maintains service operations by inspecting and maintaining vehicles. Duties: * Keeps equipment available for use by inspecting and testing vehicles; completing preventive maintenance such as, engine tune-ups, oil changes, tire rotation and changes, wheel balancing, replacing filters. * Maintains vehicle functional condition by listening to operator complaints; conducting inspections;...
Sam Swope - Entry Level Technician Oil changing and quick lube experience a plus but not required Tire rotation General knowledge of vehicle mechanical operations Ability to work flexible hours A high level of energy and strong motivation to learn and succeed High school diploma or equivalent Valid driver license in the state that you will work and a good driving record...
Responsibilities: Writes repair orders for customers, dispatches work to the service technicians, recommends and sells additional repair services if needed, keeps the customer updated on the progress of their vehicles and closes repair orders. Qualifications: Minimum 1+ years experience as a Service Advisor. Reynolds & Reynolds experience preferred. Excellent customer service skills and multitaski...
SAM SWOPE HONDA - Join our team at the region's #1 Honda dealer!! Our Vehicle Upgrade Consultants work with customers in the Honda Service Department who are looking to trade in their current vehicles and drive off in a brand new vehicle! Excellent communication skills and a positive attitude are all that are required to apply. Pay is hourly with bonuses paid on the 15th!...
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SE PA contractor looking for a Heavy Equipment Mechanic. Must have gas, diesel and hydraulic experience. CDL is a plus. Good salary and benefits. Please e-mail resume with salary requirements to *****...
If you are ambitious, career-oriented and a self-starter looking for a great opportunity with one of the largest nationally recognized tire manufacturing, distribution and service leaders, Tire Centers wants to meet you! Tire Centers is currently seeking an experienced manager for our Chapmanville / Charleston / Jane Lew WV Commercial Center! As a Commercial Center Manager you will be responsible...
Our Client A leading manufacturer of coatings for industrial, consumer product, construction and transportation companies. Job Description We are looking for sales manager that has experience leading growth and development within their given markets. This role will be in charge of a team of Sales Representatives within the Boston Area. They will be in charge of monitoring sales activities as well...
Company: Siemens Infrastructure and Cities Division: IC - BT Location: KS - Lenexa Req ID: 134356 Position Title: Account Executive - Federal business - Lenexa, KS Experience Level: Senior Level Education Required: Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience Travel Required: Yes Company Description: The Siemens Infrastructure & Cities (IC) Sector is focused on providing answers that last for America...
Serves as primary point of contact for project - develops and maintains excellent relationship with client. Coordinates the project schedule and the "real estate deal" aspects of projects all the way to Construction Administration, manages geotechnical, environmental, traffic and civil consultants, and is responsible for site assessment investigations, jurisdictional wetlands approvals and site ac...
Whether a career in retail has always been your calling, or you’re still discovering your career path, Hickory Farms has made a tradition of promoting the goals of the excellent people who serve as the face of Hickory Farms. As a Hickory Farms Retail Store Manager you’re not just selling high quality products and gift sets, you’re preserving cherished holiday traditions and creating new ones. Our...
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Automobile Technician/Mechanic

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $62,400.00
Typical Salary for Automobile Technician/Mechanic
(635 Respondents)
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Education / Training

Associates
21.8%
Vocational
19.2%
High School
18.2%
Some College Coursework Completed
17.8%
Certification
16%
Bachelor's
4.2%
(400 Respondents)
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