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The Job Market
Each year the Bureau of Statistics lists the need for automotive technicians as one of the nation's highest.
Entry-level AST Certificate holders typically start at $18-25 per hour. Those who hold the AT Certificate and a California State License in the Bay Area can earn an average of $35.00 to $55.00 per hour. Students who hope to manage a shop, own their own automotive-related business or just want to continue on to a four-year school in their futures should consider the AS degree which includes the AS Certificate plus General Education.
Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:
|Wage RSE (3)|
|639,700||0.7 %||$20.51||$42,660||0.3 %|
Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:
|Annual Wage (2)||$22,610||$29,370||$39,550||$53,590||$65,430|
1) U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics