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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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The Global Supplier Quality Auditor is responsible for the planning, execution, tracking, and completion of key supplier audits for supplier used by Hospira globally. The position manages supplier auditing related issues and risks while communicating information to procurement, site management, and program management. This function assesses the supplier's capability of meeting manufacturing and re...
Description Position Summary: A Penske Body Shop Technician II is required to perform diagnostic procedures and repairs such as Cab/Sheet Metal Repair, Composite Repair/Bonding, Heating/Air Conditioning Systems, Surface Preparation, Fiberglass Repair, and Box Repair/Replacement without supervision. Under supervision, this position will also perform diagnostic procedures and repairs such as Suspens...
We are currently recruiting for Customer Service Representatives in the Capital area. These are full-time positions. A great opportunity to get started!! Ideal candidates will possess the following: -1-3 years of Call Center Experience -Superior Customer Service Skills!! -Pleasant phone demeanor and Enthusiastic personality -Strong Microsoft Excel skills -Ability to multi-task and attention to det...
Kaygen is a business and technology consulting firm specializing in helping companies optimize their business performance through technology solutions. Role: Build and Release Management Location: Cupertino/Sunnyvale, CA Duration: 6 months (extension possible) Experience: 8+ and above relevant Years Job Description: 1. Experience on UNIX, Scripting - Perl or Python 2. Experience in Standard Build...
Do colleagues consider you the perfect blend of technical savvy and business know-how? Are the needs of the customer always on the forefront of everything you do? Is seeing the big picture and how all the pieces interact exciting to you? Does driving to a shared mission for a world class product and company fit with your career goals? If we have described you, it’s time for you to consider bringin...
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JOB SUMMARY IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR EMPLOYEE WHO WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN FOR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY INCLUDING COMMERCIAL, MEDICAL, RESIDENTIAL, AND INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS. QUALIFICATIONS · Two to five years experience in electrical construction design industry · Have experience with AutoCAD, Excel, and Word · Have good knowledge of the NEC, NFPA, and Florida Building Codes...
Company: Siemens Industry, Inc. Division: SII - Sales - Industrial Location: TX - Houston Req ID: 135683 Position Title: Account Manager (TX) Experience Level: Mid Level Education Required: Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience Travel Required: No Company Description: The Siemens Industry Sector is one of America’s leading suppliers of industrial and production solutions. With integrated autom...
Job Description We are growing and investing in the future! Based in our Woburn, Mass corporate office we are looking for organized, entrepreneurial, self starting professionals with backgrounds in the following the following areas: Telesales, Telemarketing, Lead Generation, Appointment Setting. This is an opportunity to take your career path into professional sales! MadDash E-Media is an expandin...
We are currently recruiting for Case Manager(s)positions located in the Latham, NY. Theseare a full-time, temp-to-hire opportunities. Positions offer excellent benefits and great opportunity for growth. Ideal candidates will possess the following: - 1-3 years minimum experience in an office setting - Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel - Associates Degree in Social Work or related field - Menta...
IT Inventory Technician-Westport, CT-2-3 Month Contract Opportunity Take your career to the next level with CompuCom. We offer jobs with Fortune 1000 companies nationwide, AND invest in your career development. We are looking for strong IT Inventory and Asset Control Technicians to provide the utmost in performance and customer service to one of our largest retail clients. The ideal Technician nee...
Job Description Eaton's North America Electrical Sales Division, located in Moon Twp., PA has an immediate opening for an Industrial focused Area Sales Manager. Eaton is a power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. A global technology leader, Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc in 2012. The 2...
*Cover letter with salary expectations is required with resume. Responsible for all facets of recruiting success throughout the organization. Responsibilities of the Recruiter may include, but are not limited to, the following: Tally, create and maintain Staffing Needs Log on weekly basis based on input from: Center Level Home Office Level Executive Level Proactively source and recruit top-notch c...
Manpower Professional has a high level, first shift (5:00am-3:30pm) CNC leadership role. If you are an experience CNC programmer and skilled in set up and looking for a leadership role with a growing company then this is the job for you. *Must be experience in* Managing a CNC Department Conduct CNC Programming as required and CNC Lathes/Machining Centers Set-up Will be reasonable for Purchasing To...
Job Purpose: Assures quality product by conducting in-process inspections; evaluating finished product. Must be able to work 2:30 PM to 11 PM once trained.Training may take place from 6 AM to 2:30 PM and last for 6 months. Duties: * Determines quality and reliability standards by inspecting and verifying specifications with engineering staff. * Identifies raw material condition by collecting mater...
Project Controller The successful candidate will have strong drive and a will to succeed and take ownership of assigned projects, adding value through critical thinking and strong inter-personal skills. Learn and understand the business; including market forces, key operational drivers and key accounting issues for assigned projects · Exhibit a comprehensive understanding of the Balance Sheet and...
Simma Flottemesch & Orenstein, Ltd., a CPA firm with offices located in downtown Minneapolis and New Richmond, Wisconsin looking for a dynamic individual to expand their knowledge and experience and join our team in the Minneapolis office. Responsibilities Financial statement audits, reviews, compilations Individual and business tax preparation Tax planning and other related compliance Assist in p...
Prestigious growing company located in the Capital District area is seeking aCustomer Service Representative with Insurance Agency exp! This is a full-time direct hire position offering benefits and compensation that make this opportunity hard to turn down. The following is a list of skills and experience we’re looking for in the perfect candidate: 1-3yrs Insurance Agency exp. required Commercial...
Manufacturing Excellence Manager Interplex Industries Inc. is a turnkey vertically integrated world-class manufacturer of precision metal stampings and insert molding across all major markets. With facilities certified to TS16949, ISO13485 and ISO14001 we provide metal stamping, plating, insert molding and complex assemblies for the automotive, communications, consumer, and electronics, industrial...
Sr. Application Engineer The PIC Group's Customer (a premier manufacturer of valvetrain actuation components and assemblies for use in a wide range of internal combustion engines based in Westland, Michigan) is looking for an experienced Sr. Applications Engineer, for a full-time (days), direct hire SR. APPLICATION ENGINEER to start immediately. Salary range is $85,000-$100,000 for the right candi...
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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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