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)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 1,7701,817 2.757 108170
United States 749,900795,800 6.124,400 46,70075,690

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 21.5811.7315.03 20.2426.9933.11
Alaska 25.5312.2716.48 25.0032.5238.92
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 23.0911.2314.28 19.1329.4938.07
Fairbanks North Star Borough 31.2620.7626.93 31.9736.7340.39
Balance of State 27.9517.1321.31 27.7233.1539.14

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
2,069273 13.232.9 23.7
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation377
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation155
UI claimants previously working in occupation197
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 1,801
Number of job position postings 226
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 8.0

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

Applied Mechanics

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Automotive Technology AAS
Automotive Technology CT2
Brakes, Suspension, Align OEC

University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Automotive Technology CT1

University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Automotive Technology CT1
Automotive Technology OEC
Power Technology AAS

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