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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 Collection Auto Group is seeking to imediately hire a biller for our corporate headquarters in North Olmsted. Due to an increase in sales volume we are in need of experienced deal biller/booker! Main Job duties will be: Post deals to accounting Figure sales commission Do commission sheets bi-monthly Make payoffs on trades Clean schedules Past automotive accounting experience is required...
Overloaded with business we need professionals looking to take their careers to a new level. Beautiful facilities with great working conditions and caring staff. We are one great team all sharing the same mission: Exceeding our customer's expectation every day, striving to be #1 while turning customers to lifetime friends. Premium Luxury Volume Import dealership, with great location, huge new & us...
MAKE AN IMPACT! WE ARE GROWING OUR SALES TEAM! Our sales representatives have the best of both worlds: they work independently from a home office, set their own schedules, manage their own customer relationships and target new prospects, all with the training, support and resources of Kent Automotive, a well-established and respected industry leader. A successful Kent Automotive Sales Representa...
MAKE AN IMPACT! WE ARE GROWING OUR SALES TEAM! Our sales representatives have the best of both worlds: they work independently from a home office, set their own schedules, manage their own customer relationships and target new prospects, all with the training, support and resources of Kent Automotive, a well-established and respected industry leader. A successful Kent Automotive Sales Representa...
MAKE AN IMPACT! CANDIDATES WILL COVER THE LAKE, GEAUGA, CUYAHOGA, LORAIN, MEDINA AREA Our sales representatives have the best of both worlds: they work independently from a home office, set their own schedules, manage their own customer relationships and target new prospects, all with the training, support and resources of Kent Automotive, a well-established and respected industry leader. A succ...
Looking For Automotive Techs & Automotive Grads! Job Label:PPRV_Technician Pan Pacific RV Centers, a leading northern California Recreation Vehicle Dealer for over 50 years, has a opening for a service technician in the Morgan Hill location. To meet the needs of the increasing volume, we offer a unique opportunity to join a successful and growing team with long standing reputation for quality an...
Automotive Sales & Leasing Representatives $100,000 plus potential Do you have what it takes to join our team? We are looking for sharp minded, energetic, and motivated team players that can fit in with our current staff. We are seeking entry level, trainable Sales Consultants for our St. Petersburg location. Please email resumes to ***** EOE/DFWP Reference Code:30852...
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS / AUTOMOTIVE MECHANICS HEALTH, DENTAL & LIFE/DISABILITY BENEFITS and RETIREMENT/401k available - ONGOING PAID TRAINING - PAID HOLIDAYS & VACATION! Our business is booming and we need Great people like you to add to our AWESOME staff!! Ganley Auto Group of independently operated dealerships is seeking technicians. If you are currently working at a franchised dealership, or ...
Title: Automotive Service Technician Location: Troy, OH Duration: Full Time Our client, located in Troy OH, has an immediate need for an Automotive Service Technician. This is a full time position. Day to day duties include the following: · Examine work orders and prioritize daily work schedule with manager · Perform vehicle preventative maintenance and mechanical repairs · Test parts and as...
MAKE AN IMPACT! WE ARE GROWING OUR SALES TEAM! Our sales representatives have the best of both worlds: they work independently from a home office, set their own schedules, manage their own customer relationships and target new prospects, all with the training, support and resources of Kent Automotive, a well-established and respected industry leader. A successful Kent Automotive Sales Representa...
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN / AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC **Complete Benefits and Comprehensive Incentive Package** Since 1982, Larry Reid’s Arrow Buick GMC has proudly served the Twin City area. Located in Inver Grove Heights, MN, Arrow Buick GMC offers top-of-the-line service on a variety of makes and models. We have an opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Automotive Technician to join our st...
Ford Lincoln Service Professional Immediate Opportunity! "Ford Motor Company President's Award Winner for Complete Customer Satisfaction!" AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE ADVISOR / AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE WRITER - PAID HOLIDAYS - FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE! Isn’t it time you took your automotive service advisor career further? Now is the perfect time to consider a career in service with Springfield Ford Lincoln. JOB DES...
MAKE AN IMPACT! Our sales representatives have the best of both worlds: they work independently from a home office, set their own schedules, manage their own customer relationships and target new prospects, all with the training, support and resources of Kent Automotive, a well-established and respected industry leader. A successful Kent Automotive Sales Representative: is a high-energy self-st...
Established maker of automotive parts seeks a QualityManager for its manufacuring facility located in Greenville, SC. This individual supports the quality function with respect to volume, new products, and engineering change control, to include supplier selection and troubleshooting of quality and delivery issues. EXCELLENT, IMMEDIATE DIRECT-HIRE OPPORTUNITY WITH A WORLD CLASS, STABLE ORGANIZATION...
iforce is looking for quality associates to fill endless positions! We have openings on all shifts in automotive assembly, machine operator, packing, maintenance and forklift operator. Positions are full time and have a pay rate starting at $10.00/hr. Requirements: *Less than 1 year related work history *High School or Equivalent Please stop by our office located at 105 North Sandusky Ave Bu...
TrueCar is looking for Business Development Representatives in multiple major metropolitan areas who will be responsible for developing and training TrueCar Dealers to advance their participation and success in our program. These newly created positions will report to the Regional Performance Director. This is a great growth opportunity for a self-motivated, business development trainee looking to...
Phil Long is searching for a Title Clerk. The Title Clerk will be responsible to ensure accurate and timely filing for automotive title documentation for fast paced automotive dealership. We offer competitive pay and a great work environment! Duties/Responsibilities: -Prepare tax and title documents for submission -Prepare and submit all legal transfer documents to the state department of motor...
Stevenson Automotive Group, one of the largest automotive groups in eastern NC, is seeking an Automotive Master Service Technician to join our Stevenson Automotive Group family. This position is located at our Stevenson Toyota location in Jacksonville, NC. Stevenson Automotive Group has built a reputation on providing courteous, honest service. We are passionate about the integrity and reputation...
JOIN THE WINNING TEAM AT RICK HENDRICK CHEVROLET – CHARLESTON, SC SCHEDULING INTERVIEWS NOW! Rick Hendrick Chevrolet, located in Charleston, SC is seeking talented Sales Consultants to join the team! Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Charleston is a member of the Hendrick Automotive Group and provides a rare blend of outstanding leadership and a culture that is distinctively people-oriented. We offer you...
Automotive Finance and Insurance Manager CAR VISION – Norristown, PA Car Vision is consistently rate among the highest in customer satisfaction and quality of service. We've been serving the local communities around King of Prussia and Norristown for more than 17 years. And because of the reputation for outstanding service and marked base price "No-Hassle No-Haggle" dealership! We have become th...

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Automotive Career Tools

Automobile Technician/Mechanic

Salaries

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

Associates
21.6%
Vocational
19.4%
High School
18.4%
Some College Coursework Completed
17.7%
Certification
15.9%
Bachelor's
4.2%
(402 Respondents)
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