Auto Mechanic Salaries by State

Auto mechanic salary figures vary from state to state due to factors like population density, state economies, and proximity to large, urban areas where demand for maintenance and repairs is greater. Salaries can also be higher in states where living and working conditions are less pleasant, as employers wish to provide incentive for employees to stay. Scarcity can be another factor, with auto mechanics in remote areas being able to charge more for their services, provided there is a population to create demand. Factors such as level of training and type of certification also affect salary.

Here are the average hourly wages and average annual salaries for automotive technicians by state.

 

State Salary
Alabama $33,780
Alaska $49,370
Arizona $38,010
Arkansas $30,590
California $42,160
Colorado $39,670
Connecticut $42,700
Delaware $39,160
District of Columbia $44,850
Florida $37,290
Georgia $36,680
Hawaii $40,160
Idaho $35,090
Illinois $40,070
Indiana $36,270
Iowa $34,400
Kansas $35,650
Kentucky $30,620
Louisiana $32,560
Maine $34,420
Maryland $42,680
Massachusetts $42,600
Michigan $39,410
Minnesota $38,610
Mississippi $30,470
Missouri $35,290
Montana $35,290
Nebraska $34,560
Nevada $42,240
New Hampshire $39,810
New Jersey $40,250
New Mexico $33,980
New York $37,230
North Carolina $39,560
North Dakota $31,950
Ohio $36,090
Oklahoma $31,810
Oregon $39,410
Pennsylvania $35,830
Rhode Island $39,080
South Carolina $34,460
South Dakota $33,500
Tennessee $34,240
Texas $37,490
Utah $38,760
Vermont $34,620
Virginia $40,720
Washington $39,940
West Virginia $27,060
Wisconsin $37,700
Wyoming $37,040

 

Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.