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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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We are currently recruiting for a CMM Programmer/Operator for a Dayton area client. The ideal candidates will possess 2-7 years of experience performing the set-up, programming and operation of a CMM using PC-DMIS 3.2 or higher. Applicants should be self-directed with a proven work ethic and able to work with minimum supervision. Candidates should be able to interpret engineering drawings using bl...
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The Associate Talent Manager is a member of the Rauxa Human Resources team who is responsible for supporting Rauxa’s efforts around culture, training and the new hire experience. This role falls under the direction of the Rauxa Talent Manager and will also be responsible for assisting the Human Resources staff in general tasks related to recruiting and HR administration. Responsibilities: Assists...
Overview: As a Seasonal Retail Stock Merchandise Placement Associate, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life during the fast-paced holiday season. Associates in this role perform a number of functions that are critical to offering our customers the best experience when they shop in our store. While all seasonal positions require working as part of a team to meet depar...
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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...
Business Segment Capital - Retail Finance About Us GE Capital's Retail Finance business is among the country's most successful retail lenders, with 80 years of experience in consumer financing. The business, which originates loans as a unit of GE Capital Retail Bank, provides credit card programs to retailers and consumers in the United States and Canada. We build better businesses through customi...
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Rochester Precision Optics Title Senior Manufacturing Engineer Department Operations Reports to Manufacturing Engineering Manager Job Summary: Responsible for performing a variety of engineering duties related to improving manufacturing methods, troubleshooting assembly problems, coordinates engineering efforts to develop and implement effective high quality processes in an optical fabrication and...
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A leading Lake County manufacturer in thermoplastic recycling has teamed up with The Reserves Network to find General Labor for a temp to perm position. This company provides recycling solutions for post consumer and post-industrial resins. Single screw extrusion technology is used to melt process and filter recycled flake into pellets. They have capabilities include drying, extruding, and underwa...
With over 30 offices servicing California and Washington, West Coast Dental is continuously looking for talented individuals to join our rapidly growing team. The variety of opportunities includes corporate, clinical, and field office positions. If you enjoy welcoming, communicating, and delivering best practices, then West Coast Dental has the right career path for you! Welcome to West Coast Dent...
Our client has an immediate opening for a full time Database Designer who will participate in requirements gathering, analysis and design. RESPONSIBILITIES: Analyzes and assists in system data architecting. Under the direction of business analysts, solution architects, and application designers, ensures the designs are consistent and coherent to the enterprise architecture standards and existing s...
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Automotive Career Tools

Automobile Technician/Mechanic

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $62,400.00
Typical Salary for Automobile Technician/Mechanic
(635 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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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