Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics


Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles. Exclude 'Automotive Body and Related Repairers' (49-3021), 'Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists' (49-3031), and 'Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles' (49-2096).


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Automotive Repair Shops
  2. New And Used Car Dealers
  3. Auto And Home Supply Stores
  4. Gasoline Service Stations
  5. Department Stores

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 15,830 15.32 9.16 18.39 31,860 19,050 38,260
Joplin MSA 500 13.02 8.33 15.36 27,070 17,330 31,940
Columbia MSA 390 14.18 8.10 17.21 29,490 16,850 35,800
St Joseph MSA 190 13.60 9.11 15.84 28,280 18,950 32,940
Springfield MSA 1,200 15.22 9.43 18.12 31,660 19,620 37,680
St Louis MSA 6,970 16.54 9.96 19.83 34,400 20,720 41,240
Kansas City* 3,580 16.01 9.96 19.03 33,301 20,725 39,589
Central Region* 1,430 13.85 8.48 16.54 28,817 17,630 34,411
Northeast Region* 590 11.50 8.36 13.07 23,922 17,388 27,189
Northwest Region* 420 11.58 7.76 13.48 24,077 16,140 28,046
Ozark Region* 1,640 15.11 8.71 18.31 31,427 18,116 38,082
South Central Region* 200 10.76 7.91 12.18 22,371 16,457 25,328
Southeast Region* 1,030 13.15 9.38 15.04 27,356 19,512 31,278
Southwest Region* 620 13.00 8.38 15.31 27,041 17,433 31,845
St. Charles* 870 13.62 7.08 16.89 28,327 14,734 35,123
St. Louis City* 770 18.32 13.16 20.91 38,116 27,373 43,487
St. Louis County* 3,020 18.01 11.49 21.26 37,451 23,905 44,224
West Central Region* 510 12.78 7.77 15.29 26,586 16,158 31,800
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 900 14.34 8.76 17.13 29,821 18,217 35,623

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 18,500 21,120 2,620 14.16 698 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 6,060 7,110 1,050 17.33 247 Outstanding
St Louis MSA 8,010 9,120 1,110 13.86 300 Outstanding
Central Region* 1,920 2,220 300 15.63 75 Great
Northeast Region* 660 770 110 16.67 27 Outstanding
Northwest Region* 720 810 90 12.50 17 Great
Ozark Region* 1,790 2,180 390 21.79 82 Outstanding
Southeast Region* 960 1,090 130 13.54 36 Outstanding
Southwest Region* 880 980 100 11.36 32 Outstanding
West Central Region* 740 800 60 8.11 23 Outstanding

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This profession generally requires Vocational training in one of the following
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Medium/Heavy Vehicle and Truck Technology/Technician (NEW)
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology/Technician (NEW)