2012-Automotive Technician-Program Trends

2012-Automotive Technician-Program Trends








Western Technical College

400 Seventh Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
608.785.9200

Automotive Technician
Occupation Report
April 26, 2012
Western Technical College District

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Region Info
Name: Western Technical College District
Description: Western district counties
County Areas: Buffalo, Wisconsin (55011), Crawford, Wisconsin (55023), Jackson, Wisconsin (55053), Juneau,
Wisconsin (55057), La Crosse, Wisconsin (55063), Monroe, Wisconsin (55081), Trempealeau, Wisconsin
(55121), Vernon, Wisconsin (55123)

Selected Occupations

Occupation
Automotive service technicians and mechanics (SOC
49-3023)

Education Level
Postsecondary vocational award

Executive Summary

Basic Information
2013 Occupational Jobs
2017 Occupational Jobs
Total Change
Total % Change
Openings
2011 Median Hourly Earnings

940
976
36
3.83%
109
$15.71

Occupational Change Summary

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2013
Jobs

Region
Regional Total
State Total
National Total

940
15,513
783,785

2017
Change
Jobs
976
15,702
802,709

36
189
18,924

%
Change
4%
1%
2%

2011
Median
Hourly
Earnings
$15.71
$18.48
$18.14

Openin
gs
109
1,536
84,441

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2011.4

Top Industries for Selected Occupation

NAICS
Code
811111
441110
811121
447110
441310
930000
441120

Name
General Automotive Repair
New Car Dealers
Automotive Body, Paint, and Interior Repair and
Maintenance
Gasoline Stations with Convenience Stores
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
Local government
Used Car Dealers

2013
Jobs
376
174

2017
Jobs
420
172

44
-2

%
Change
12%
-1%

86

85

-1

-1%

48
33
26
19

48
32
27
19

0
-1
1
0

0%
-3%
4%
0%

Change

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2011.4

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Data Sources and Calculations

Industry Data
In order to capture a complete picture of industry employment, EMSI basically combines covered employment
data from Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) produced by the Department of Labor with total
employment data in Regional Economic Information System (REIS) published by the Bureau of Economic
Analysis (BEA), augmented with County Business Patterns (CBP) and Nonemployer Statistics (NES) published
by the U.S. Census Bureau. Projections are based on the latest available EMSI industry data, 15-year past local
trends in each industry, growth rates in statewide and (where available) sub-state area industry projections
published by individual state agencies, and (in part) growth rates in national projections from the Bureau of Labor
Statistics.

State Data Sources
This report uses state data from the following agencies: Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development,
Bureau of Workforce Information.

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