Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

4.5/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $22.54 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 55% (Robots are watching)

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated
Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Manual Dexterity
Finger Dexterity
Social Perceptiveness
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics' job openings is expected to rise 1.4% by 2031
'Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics' was $46,880, or $22.54 hourly
'Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics' are paid 2.4% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as automotive service technicians and mechanics?

As of 2021 there were 629,780 people employed as Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics within the United States.
This represents around 0.45% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 223 people are employed as Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics.

Job description

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.

SOC Code: 49-3023.00


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Dean (No chance) says
There simply is to many variables/people interactions that have to happen/every vehicle is different in the amount of abuse and care towards that vehicle
May 27, 2021 at 03:19 AM
Troy (No chance) says
They won't be able to diagnose little problems.
May 14, 2021 at 12:09 PM
Jarno says
Totally agree with the comments here. You’d need a super AI just to recognize the wear and/or damage. Then it also needs to think of a way to actually do it... and then you’d need a super-robot to be actually able to do the very diverse physical stuff. (Arms? Tools?)

It wouldn’t be cost effective to design and build such a robot anytime soon.

This job is super under-appreciated in my opinion.
Jan 09, 2021 at 11:08 AM
Rick (Small chance) says
Besides diagnostics there are to many variables for a robot to make the actual repairs.
May 15, 2020 at 01:41 PM
Maybe 50 years. (No chance) says
Unless we get self thinking robots that can mimic and access repair books and find problems very unlikely.

They would need arms for one.
May 05, 2020 at 11:05 AM
jim beam (Small chance) says
Its WAYYYYYYY more complicated then you think
Nov 12, 2019 at 01:17 PM
john (No chance) says
robots can not detect the slightest repair
Aug 28, 2019 at 12:05 AM
aaa says
Eventually yes, but just don't see it happening in the next 20 years.
Mar 30, 2019 at 11:05 PM
jason says
right there with u brother
F**k robots
Oct 01, 2019 at 03:40 PM

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