Half of auto technicians reported annual salaries of between $26,850 and $47,540 and hourly wages of between $12.91 and $22.86.
The BLS reports that auto technicians who receive certification from the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence may experience higher pay and better job opportunities.
Are automotive technicians in demand?
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics. Employment of automotive service technicians and mechanics is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The number of vehicles in use is expected to continue to rise.
Is a diesel mechanic a good career?
Diesel Mechanic Career Growth. Being a heavy-duty mechanic is, like most occupations, no longer the “job” where you could get on-the-job training. The BLS emphasizes that job prospects for those with 2-year degrees or vocational school training may be easier than for mechanics without formal training.