Salary Expectations and Career Outlook for Mechanics in Columbus
Nationally, the field of automotive service and repair is expected to grow significantly over the next several years. Job prospects for mechanics who graduate from an auto mechanic school in Columbus are expected to be better compared to mechanics lacking formal education, the BLS reports. Mechanics in Ohio can improve their chances for employment even more by earning ASE certification from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.
|Career||Total Employment||Hourly Mean Wage||Annual Mean Wage|
|Automotive Body and Related Repairers||860||$22.08||$45,930|
|Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics||3,720||$19.64||$40,850|
|Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists||2,000||$22.56||$46,930|
- Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/automotive-service-technicians-and-mechanics.htm