National Wages & Job Growth
The median annual wage of automotive service technicians and mechanics was $35,790 in May 2010.
Employment of automotive service technicians and mechanics is expected to grow 17 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
Job opportunities for qualified jobseekers should be very good. (1)
Pennsylvania Wages & Job Growth
In Pennsylvania the entry-level salary is $26,880; average salary $40,000, with 188 openings expected per year up until 2018. (2)
(1) Occupational Outlook Handbook, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/
(2) PA Career Guide, 22nd edition, 2011-2012