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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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Heavy Equipment Mechanic We are seeking a well- experienced and motivated Heavy Equipment Mechanic in the NW Houston. Preferred candidate would have knowledge and experience with heavy equipment of all types but we are willing to consider candidates with mechanical aptitude and ability from other mechanical fields. Technical and vocational school grads are welcome to apply. Must own tools. Must be...
Heavy Equipment Field Service Mechanic We are seeking for a well- experienced and motivated Field Service Heavy Equipment Mechanic in the greater Houston area. Candidate must have knowledge and experience with heavy equipment of all types and own tools. Must have the ability to do diagnostics of under carriages; electrical; engine and hydraulic systems. Education: High school diploma or (GED). Equ...
Diesel Mechanic We are seeking an experienced Small Engine Mechanic in NW Houston that has worked on Portable Generators, Pumps, Scissor lifts, Compressors, Welding Machines, Excavators, Lawn and Garden Equipment and utility vehicles. Technical school certificate or equivalent experience in mechanical repair is preferred. Candidate must have knowledge of equipment operations and functions with str...
Journeyman Plumber Seeking Journeyman Plumber in the N. W. Houston area. Must have reliable transportation and have (3) years of experience in all aspects of (on site) construction installation of plumbing in new and existing commercial builds and have a Texas Journeyman Plumber Lic. Non- Smoker preferred. M-F 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Overtime depending on work load. Salary: $20.00 - $25.00 DOE. Must be...
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Rainbow USA is recognized as one of the fastest growing junior, kids, plus, and petite, specialty apparel retail chains and has grown to over 1,000 retail stores! We have multiple retail lines that pride themselves on their impeccable customer service, strong customer loyalty, and fashion forward apparel. The company has been privately held and debt free since 1935. Since 1980 Rainbow has grown fr...
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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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