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Career Outlook

The median wage in 2010 for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics in California was $39,418 annually, or $18.95 hourly.

The need for Automotive Service Technicians will remain very strong as the number of vehicles in operation increases, reflecting the continued growth in the number of multi-car families.

Jobs for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics are expected to increase by 7.0 percent, or 5,300 jobs between 2008 and 2018.

Source: California Occupational Guides