Jobs & Wages

Excellent High-Paying Jobs in the Automotive Industry!

Service Technician - To work on today's sophisticated automobiles, you need to understand electronics and the computers that control nearly everything in them.  Innovations come fast, so you must be willing to learn about these exciting vehicles, but you must also keep on learning.

Auto Body Expert - Technology plays a big role in the body repair expert's job….from lasers used to straighten frames to computers that match paint with remarkable accuracy. Many dealerships operate high-tech body shops to restore the good looks and smooth operation of crashed and damaged vehicles.  

Parts Professional - The fastest car can be stopped in its tracks for lack of one tiny part.  As vehicles have grown more complex, so has the Parts department. Parts specialists use computerized databases and on-line manuals to manage enormous amounts of information for the vast array of parts for models their dealerships sell and service.

Careers in Service, Parts and Collision

Annual Salary Range
$25,000- $50,000

Annual Salary Range
$45,000- $60,000

Annual Salary Range
$60,000 - $100,000+

  • Apprentice Mechanic
  • Delivery Driver
  • Service Scheduler
  • Quick Lube Tech – light duty tech
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Parts Specialist
  • Paint Prepper
  • Service Technician/Specialist
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Assistant Service Manager
  • Service Adviser
  • Parts Specialist
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Body Repair Specialist
  • Paint Specialist
  • Assistant Shop Manager
  • Insurance Specialist
  • Collision Estimator
  • Assistant Parts Manager
  • Service Manager
  • Parts Manager
  • Master Technician*
  • Shop Manager/Foreman
  • Lead Auto Technician Journeyman*
  • Master Diesel Mechanic*
  • Master Body Repair Specialist*
  • Master Paint Specialist*
  • Collision Estimator II
  • Company Owner

*Meets experience and training requirements

Recent News & Updates

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