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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
Vehicle Pool Warm Springs 1253702 DOE
Automotive Shop Technician Salem 1252472 $10.00/hr to $18.00/hr DOE, Neg.
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN Portland 1251867
Automotive Technician Needed! Portland 1251846
Quick Lane Technician Prineville 1251340 DOE
Automotive Lead Technician Portland 1250515
Automobile Master Technician Portland 1248852 $15.00/hr to $20.00/hr DOE, Neg.
Lube Tech Cornelius 1248842 $9.50/hr
Automobile Technician Portland 1246626 $14.00/hr to $16.00/hr
Experienced Automotive Technician Newberg 1244927 $12.00/hr to $30.00/hr DOE, Neg.
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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.