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The median annual salary for mechanic and automotive technicians was $36,610 in 2012. The highest earners in the field made about $60,070, while the lowest-paid took home $20,810. Top earners in the profession work in the following industries: aerospace product and parts manufacturing, natural gas distribution and scientific research and development. The best-compensated mechanics work in the metropolitan areas of San Francisco, Detroit and Fairbanks, Alaska.

Job Salary Year
2004 $31,470.00
2006 $33,770.00
2008 $34,780.00
2010 $36,820.00
2012 $39,060.00

Average Auto Mechanic Pay vs. All Social Services Jobs

The average auto mechanic takes in $39,060 per year, which is slightly higher than what many social services workers earn. For instance, landscapers and groundskeepers rake in $25,870 annually. With yearly earnings of $37,190, maintenance and repair workers also make less than auto techs. Fabricators and security guards also earn less, with annual salaries of $37,260 and $27,240, respectively. Patrol officers, however, outearn mechanics, claiming an average salary of $57,770 in 2012.

Job Name Salary
Patrol Officer $55,270.00
Auto Mechanic $36,610.00
Fabricator $35,750.00
Maintenance and Repair Worker $35,210.00
Security Guard $23,970.00
Landscaper and Groundskeeper $23,570.00

Best Paying Cities for Auto Mechanics

The highest paid in the auto mechanic profession work in the metropolitan areas of San Francisco, Detroit, and Fairbanks, Alaska. The Santa Ana, Calif. area also pays well, as does the city of Framingham, Mass.

San Francisco

Average Salary: $52,990 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of an auto mechanic working in San Francisco is $52,990, which is $16,380 more than the average pay in the profession.

Detroit

Average Salary: $52,750 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of an auto mechanic working in Detroit is $52,750, which is $16,140 more than the average pay in the profession.

Fairbanks, Alaska

Average Salary: $51,300 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of an auto mechanic working in Fairbanks, Alaska is $51,300, which is $14,690 more than the average pay in the profession.

Santa Ana, Calif.

Average Salary: $50,520 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of an auto mechanic working in Santa Ana, Calif. is $50,520, which is $13,910 more than the average pay in the profession.

Framingham, Mass.

Average Salary: $50,470 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of an auto mechanic working in Framingham, Mass. is $50,470, which is $13,860 more than the average pay in the profession.

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