Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (49-3023)

Occupation 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).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 1,6851,768 4.98 4655
United States 739,900779,000 5.33,910 19,81023,720

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 19.9010.3213.53 18.5025.0630.80
Alaska 26.1714.2519.30 26.5232.8637.96
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 25.7414.4219.06 25.1332.0838.39
Fairbanks North Star Borough 27.6115.7021.11 28.4034.7737.68
Southeast Region 26.3115.2420.58 26.8431.7935.67
Balance of State 26.2912.5617.89 27.9032.9937.44

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,959250 12.833.2 23.5
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation435
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation159
UI claimants previously working in occupation175
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 1,572
Number of job position postings 303
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.2

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Postsecondary non-degree award Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

Galena Interior Learning Academy   (Galena)
Applied Mechanics

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Automotive Technology AAS
Automotive Technology CT2
Automotive-Electrical OEC
Automotive-Engine Performance OEC
Automotive-Power Trains OEC
Brakes, Suspension, Align OEC
Diesel Power Technology AAS
Diesel Power Technology CT1
Heavy Duty Trans & Equip AAS
Heavy Duty Trans & Equip CT2

University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Automotive Technology CT2

University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Automotive Technology CT1

Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Auto Repair Technician
Diesel Mechanic/Heavy Truck Maintenance
Motorcycle Repair Technician