Employment Opportunities for Automotive Technicians in Arizona

Automotive Industry in Arizona

Arizona is one of the Four Corners states and is located in the Southwestern United States. Arizona is the sixth largest state. Arizona is known for its famous automobile racing competitions. For example: Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale houses NASCAR race weekends twice a year and Firebird International Raceway near Chandler houses drag racing and other motorsport events.

Listed here are some of the interesting points relevant to the automotive industry employment seekers in Arizona:

According to Careeronestop.org, Arizona boasted around 2,950 job openings for the Automotive Body and Related Repairers in 2016 and it is expected to go up to 3,240 in 2026.

  • According to the National Automobile Dealers Association, the state of Arizona has approximately (below numbers reflect annual economic activity during 2017):
    • Two hundred fifty new car dealerships
    • 50,548 total jobs (created by automobile dealerships) which includes 24,480 direct jobs and 26,068 indirect and induced jobs
    • Hundred employees per automobile dealership on the average
    • $22.2 billion automobile company related sales
    • 2.2% of total US new vehicle registration
    • Average age of vehicles is 11.8 years
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (May 2017 statistics):
    • The annual mean salary/pay for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ was $43,980 and Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ was one of the top metropolitan areas with the highest number of Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics in the United States of America.
    • The annual mean wage/pay for the Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics in Arizona was $42,910. However, the annual mean wage for the Automotive Body and Related Repairers was higher ($47,230) in Arizona. The highest annual mean wage reported was for the Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage ($63,200) in Arizona.