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Occupational Summary for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (49-3023)
Oregon Statewide

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Description: Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles. Excludes "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).
Employment Projections
Region Employment Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 5,732 6,358 63 145 208
Current Job Openings
Job Title Location Order Number Wage Offered
Automotive Technician/Mechanic Woodburn 1174660 $18.00/hr to $25.00/hr DOE
Auto Lube Technician Woodburn 1174659 $9.10/hr to $10.00/hr DOE
Automotive Service Workers Redmond 1172786 $9.25/hr
Automotive Technician Corvallis 1172304
Automotive Lead Technician-SIGNING BONUS AVAILABLE! Portland 1172300
Automotive Technician Apprentice Lake Oswego 1172299
Mechanic 14-49 Newport 1171872 $22.20/hr
Auto Technician Milwaukie 1171752 $10.00/hr to $25.00/hr DOE
Automotive Mechanic Vancouver 1170711 $15.00/hr to $18.00/hr DOE, Neg.
Mechanical Express Specialist Medford 1169287
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Wages
Region ----- 2014 Wages -----
Median Hourly Avg
Annual
Middle Range
Oregon Statewide $19.65 $42,174 $14.62 - 25.15
Industries of Employment
private sector only
Industry 2012
Employment
Total All Industries 5,732
Total All Industries 5,519
Retail Trade 2,771
Other Services (except Government) 2,399
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 98
Transportation and Warehousing 91
Wholesale Trade 45
Occupations with Similar Skills
Occupation Skill Overlap
Motorcycle Mechanics 72%
Bus And Truck Mechanics And Diesel Engine Specialists 68%
Farm Equipment Mechanics And Service Technicians 57%
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 54%
Motorboat Mechanics And Service Technicians 49%
Statewide Employment Analysis
Employment in this occupation in 2012 was much larger than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at a somewhat slower rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist for trained workers.

Educational Requirements
The typical entry level education for this occupation is a postsecondary non-degree award. Those with an Associate's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market. In addition, long-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.