Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

4.5/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $21.18 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 65% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Finger Dexterity
Manual Dexterity
very important
quite important
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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 0.3% by 2030
'Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

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

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics' was $44,050, or $21.18 hourly
'Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics' are paid 5.0% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 620,110 people employed as Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics.
This represents around 0.45% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.

SOC Code: 49-3023.00

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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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