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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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Tax and Work-Paper Accountant Join a vibrant and upscale legal and tax practice located in in Birmingham, MI. We are boutique firm specializing in tax matters and provide our client both traditional and cutting edge services. We are seeks a full time tax and accounting professional to provide accounting, work-paper and tax return preparation. Your Duties: Interact with clients to collect their tax...
POSITION PURPOSE: Responsible for collecting and researching amounts due to the company from its customers. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Contact customers and request that payments of amounts due be made in accordance with the credit terms of the transaction. Exhibit superior customer service skills and telephone etiquette, and professional business writing skills in all written communications. Ta...
Position Description Responsible for all aspects of the development/implementation of a systems project or program involving department or cross-functional teams focused on the delivery of a computer-based system, feature, or function from the design process through a finished state for internal/external customers. Provides a single point of contact for projects. Takes projects from original conce...
Position Description Responsible for all aspects of the development/implementation of a systems project or program involving department or cross-functional teams focused on the delivery of a computer-based system, feature, or function from the design process through a finished state for internal/external customers. Provides a single point of contact for projects. Takes projects from original conce...
Current Need The Information Security Analyst 3 will be responsible for the standards, design, and implementation of McKesson Specialty Health / US Oncology Network Security and related environments. Position Description Administers security controls to prevent hackers from infiltrating company information or jeopardizing e-Commerce programs. Maintains security systems for routers and switches. Ad...
Current Need The Security Systems Administrator 3 will be responsible for the safeguards for information system assets by identifying and solving potential and actual security problems. Position Description Protects system by defining access privileges, control structures, and resources. Recognizes problems by identifying abnormalities; reporting violations. Implements security improvements by ass...
Position: Web Developer Location: Reston/Herndon/Dulles, VA Status: Full Time Estimated Duration: Open ended Starts: Within a Couple Weeks Rate: up to $80,000 DOE Job Description: A education and training company in Reston, VA is looking for a Web Developer to join their team full-time. Responsibilities: - Assist the Scrum Master and other Web Developers in the production of web pages, and server...
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...
High Commission for “New Agents” Brand New Agents (No Experience) Earn 80% to 95% of the first year premium PLUS renewals. “Agents with experience can earn up to 115%” Our Agents are able to obtain ALL of the Leads they need with NO “out of pocket Costs” Our Complete Training Library is FREE to our Agents, and includes more than 100 hours of audio & video Training. Find out how NEW Agents are maki...
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...
Current Need We are seeking a Sr. Product Support Analyst for our Tulsa, OK office. The successful candidate should have a Product Support background with a customer focused approach. We are seeking candidates with leadership experience who want to grow into a Lead or Manager role in the future. Must be an analytic problem solver. Position Description Responsible for responding to product applicat...
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...
Current Need McKesson's Medical Surgical division is currently looking for an Operations Manager in Elgin, IL. Position Description The Operations Manager is responsible for the operational activities of a variety of functional departments, distribution center(s), or facility(ies). The Operations Manager/Distribution Center Leader will: Review and analyze reports, records and directives, and confe...
Current Need Position Description A talented individual that enjoys both programming/architecting and communicating with various departments. This position requires a Developer/Architect mindset along with a Business Analyst aptitude. Person must be willing to continually learn new technologies and contribute in a team environment that is comprised of exceptionally talented yet personable members....
Position: UX Designer Location: San Francisco Status: Freelance (40 hours a week) Estimated Duration: 6-8 Weeks Starts: Interviews week of 8/11 Rate: up to $60/hr Job Description: A well known educational institution is seeking a UX Designer to assist their team! The ideal candidate is devoted to understanding user behavior and advocating for those needs throughout the design and development proce...
Mortgage Loan Originator About the Job Are you seeking a new career challenge in a dynamic, challenging work environment where you have the ability to forge a great career? If you are experienced in Sales, Financial Services, or Mortgage Lending and have a real talent for building relationships and networking, then we'd like to talk to you! Top Flite Financial, Inc. is currently expanding its Mort...
High Commission for “New Agents” Brand New Agents (No Experience) Earn 80% to 95% of the first year premium PLUS renewals. “Agents with experience can earn up to 115%” Our Agents are able to obtain ALL of the Leads they need with NO “out of pocket Costs” Our Complete Training Library is FREE to our Agents, and includes more than 100 hours of audio & video Training. Find out how NEW Agents are maki...
Business to business sales. Major Job Duties and Responsibilities: Recommend products to customers, based on customers' needs and interests. Contact regular and perspective customers to demonstrate products, explain product features, and solicit orders. Estimate or quote prices, credit or contract terms, warranties and delivery dates. Provide customers with product samples and catalogs. Basic abil...
Company: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. Division: SMSD - Diagnostics Location: CA - Sacramento Req ID: 135152 Position Title: Technical Application Specialist Experience Level: Mid Level Education Required: Bachelors Degree Travel Required: Yes Company Description: Siemens’ Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a leader in medical imaging, la...

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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)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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