Automotive repair & maintenance

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Workforce

938k

2018 BLS Estimate

Average Employee Age

40.9

Estimated Job Growth

0.3%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$41,578

Average Male Salary

$42,454

Average Female Salary

$34,493

About

The top three occupations in the Automotive repair & maintenance Industry Group are Automotive service technicians & mechanics, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, Automotive body & related repairers, Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, and Painting workers. On average, full-time employees in the Automotive repair & maintenance Industry Group work 44.6 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $44,745. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.2 hours and earn an average annual salary of $17,420.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Automotive repair & maintenance Industry Group are Sandoval County PUMA, NM, Hershey PUMA, PA, and Milwaukee City (South Central) PUMA, WI. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Automotive repair & maintenance.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Automotive repair & maintenance Industry Group. Automotive service technicians & mechanics are the most common position, but the Automotive repair & maintenance Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Automotive glass installers & repairers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Automotive repair & maintenance goes to Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

938k

Workforce (BLS Estimate)

ACS Estimate: 1.08M

1.9%

1 Year Growth

± 3.28%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 938k people employed in the Automotive repair & maintenance Industry Group in 2018.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Automotive repair & maintenance Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 1.9%, , from 1.06M people in 2017 to 1.08M people in 2018.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Automotive repair & maintenance by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Automotive service technicians & mechanics represent the largest share of positions held in Automotive repair & maintenance at 38.5%, followed by Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers with 9.21% and Automotive body & related repairers with 8.96%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Automotive repair & maintenance employs an unusually high number of Automotive glass installers & repairers, Automotive body & related repairers, and Automotive service technicians & mechanics.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Automotive repair & maintenance, by average wage, are Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers, Project management specialists, and Chief executives & legislators.

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Wages

Average Salary

$41,578

AVERAGE WAGE

± $820

On average, employees in the Automotive repair & maintenance Industry Group make $41,578 per year. This number makes Automotive repair & maintenance the 201 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Automotive repair & maintenance Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.361

WAGE GINI

Automotive repair & maintenance has a wage GINI of 0.361, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Automotive repair & maintenance (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Automotive repair & maintenance Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Automotive repair & maintenance Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Automotive repair & maintenance Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Automotive repair & maintenance Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $42,454 and $34,493. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

119k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±8.47k

965k

MALE WORKFORCE

±24k

89% of workers in the Automotive repair & maintenance Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Automotive repair & maintenance Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$42,454

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$882

$34,493

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$2,096

On average, Male workers in the Automotive repair & maintenance Industry Group make 1.23 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Automotive repair & maintenance Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. American Indian

On average, White employees in the Automotive repair & maintenance Industry Group earn 1.03 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Automotive repair & maintenance Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Automotive repair & maintenance Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Manufacturing has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Automotive repair & maintenance Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Automotive repair & maintenance Industry Group is Professional and business services.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Automotive repair & maintenance is from Other Services, Except Public Administration.

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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Automotive repair & maintenance is from Other Services, Except Public Administration.

The Automotive repair & maintenance Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Manufacturing Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The closest comparable data for Automotive repair & maintenance is from Other Services, Except Public Administration.

The Professional and business services Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Automotive repair & maintenance Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Automotive repair & maintenance Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the automotive repair and maintenance industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 6.89% in the next ten years. The automotive repair and maintenance industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 0.3%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (0.7%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (22.9%).

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is automotive repair and maintenance.

0.3%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the automotive repair and maintenance industry.

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is automotive repair and maintenance.

0.7%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the automotive repair and maintenance industry.

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