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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
Service Technician Independence 1234999 $12.00/hr to $14.00/hr DOE
Mechanic Redmond 1234517 $12.00/hr to $20.00/hr DOE
General Mechanic Eugene 1234496 $15.00/hr
Service Technician job in SALEM Salem 1234400
Automotive Service Technician Bend 1233953 N/A
Lube Technician Aloha 1233945 $9.50/hr to $12.00/hr DOE, Neg.
Automotive Technician Salem 1233705 $10.00/hr to $16.00/hr DOE
Service Technician Salem 1233635
Service Technician Hermiston 1233498
Automotive Technician 1 (Maintenance Coordinator) Salem 1232292
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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.