Automotive Technician Program Employment
Graduates of the Automotive Technician program will find that California offers some of the highest pay for automotive technicians, as is shown by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
|Occupation Title||Employment||Employment per 1,000 jobs||Median hourly wage||Mean hourly wage||Annual mean wage|
|Automotive Body and Related Repairs||14,040||0.841||$21.90||$23.66||$49,210|
|Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers||1,390||0.084||$15.97||$17.64||$36,690|
|Automotive Service Tecnicians and Mechanics||64,350||3.854||$20.97||$22.44||$46,680|
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Opportunities for employment in the East Bay as an automotive technician are the highest in the state, as seen by the California Employment Development Department’s figures, averaging $54,000 yearly.
|Annual Wages for 2018||Low
|East Bay Area||$37,818||$50,573||$68,497|
Source: State of California EDD
This demonstrates the heavy demand for skilled mechanics, especially with knowledge of current computerized technologies and systems. With mechanics in the field currently retiring, there will continue to be many openings. Opportunities exist among automobile and truck dealers, independent repair garages, vehicle fleet operations, many state, local and federal government agencies and service stations.