• Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 42,840
    $23,450 range bar $68,870
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Slow Growing
  • Automotive service technicians and mechanics, often called service technicians or service techs, inspect, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks.

What do they typically do

  • Repair or replace worn parts such as brake pads and wheel bearings
  • Identify mechanical problems, often by using computerized diagnostic equipment
  • Explain to clients their automotive problems and the repairs done on their vehicles
  • Perform basic care and maintenance, including changing oil, giving tuneups, checking fluid levels, and rotating tires
  • Talk with customers to get descriptions of vehicle problems and to discuss work to be performed and future repair requirements
  • Follow checklists to ensure that all critical parts are examined
  • Disassemble and reassemble parts
  • Test parts and systems to ensure that they are working properly

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.1%
Job Opening 2,643

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