How Much Do Mechanics Make?

Auto service technicians, or mechanics, earned an average annual salary of $39,450 as of May 2013, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The median income was $36,710 per year. Ten percent made $20,920 or less. The top 10 percent made $61,210 or more.

Among the top employment sectors, mechanics working for local government agencies averaged $48,320 per year as of May 2013. Dealership mechanics made $43,450 per year. Mechanics in conventional auto repair shops averaged $35,930. Alaska was the highest-paying state or territory for mechanics, with an average of $51,320. The District of Columbia was next at $49,910 per year.