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Occupational Summary for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (49-3023)
in the Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook region

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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
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 126 135 1 3 4
Current Job Openings
Job Title Location Order Number Wage Offered
Mechanic Rainier 1232063 DOE
Experienced Automotive Line Technician Warrenton 1218404 $12.00/hr to $25.00/hr DOE
Automotive / Light Truck Technician Warrenton 1208184 $15.00/hr to $30.00/hr DOE, Neg.
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.
Lube Technician Klamath Falls 1244874 $9.10/hr
Wages
Region ----- 2014 Wages -----
Median Hourly Avg
Annual
Middle Range
Oregon Statewide $19.65 $42,174 $14.62 - 25.15
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 21.21 42,772 16.44 - 25.11
Industries of Employment
private sector only
Industry 2012
Employment
Total All Industries 126
Total All Industries 116
Retail Trade 52
Other Services (except Government) 46
Transportation and Warehousing 12
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.

Regional Employment Analysis
Employment in this occupation in 2012 was much larger than the regional average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the regional average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at a somewhat slower rate than the regional average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.
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.