29 Auto Repair Industry Statistics and Trends

Auto Repair Industry Statistics and Trends

The auto repair industry accounts for maintenance repairs for passenger cars and light trucks. Including an estimated 16,000 establishments across the United States, this industry is estimated to be valued at $880 billion annually. The industry is also expected to see small growth in the next few years. The auto repair industry is considered fragment with over 50 of the largest companies only accounting for 10% of the industry. The following statistics provide an industry outlook for auto repair services and maintenance.

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Industry Segments

1. General automotive repair – 85.60%
2. Automotive transmission and repair – 6.70%
3. All other repairs – 5.70%
4. Automotive exhaust repair – 2%

Industry Average Annual Gross

Based on repair shops reported income, the following industry average annual gross is received throughout the industry.

$1 million or more – 26%
$750K – $1 million – 10%
$350,000 – $749,999 – 20%
$250,000 – $349,999 – 10%
Less than $249,999 – 34%

Breakdown of Services Performed

The top services performed based on total purchasing dollars are listed below.

1. Crash Parts – 31%
2. Paint – 21%
3. Refinishing Materials – 15%
4. Repair Materials – 8%
5. Mechanical Parts – 8%
6. Tools – 7%
7. Capital Equipment – 6%
8. Other – 4%

Auto Repair Technological Industry

The video below takes a look at the changing technologies within the auto repair industry and how it is influencing trends and business processes.

Customer Segements and Demographics

1. Household customers make up the largest share of the industry at 75%.
2. Consumers 45 years and old account for 35% of industry revenue.
3. Consumers age 35-44 account for 14% of the industry.
4. Busines customers contribute 22% to industry revenue.
5. Government customers account for 3% of the overall industry.

Average Annual Salary for Employees

Metal Technicians – $48,973
Painters – $51,720
Mechanics – $44,478
Entry Level Employees – $28,342
Office Managers – $38,132
Senior Estimators – $56,365

Top 5 Sectors of Highest Employment

1. Automotive Repair and Maintenance – 224,150 employees
2. Automobile Dealers – 201,910 employees
3. Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores – 59,670 employees
4. Local Government – 18,780 employees
5. Gasoline Stations – $18,720 employees

Top 5 States with Highest Employment Level

1. California – 54,700 jobs
2. Texas – 45,470 jobs
3. Florida – 37,000 jobs
4. New York – 35,090 jobs
5. Pennsylvania – 32,820 jobs

Auto Repair Statistics

The below infographic takes a look at the common repairs and statistics of costs for car repairs throughout the United States. 4 out of 5 repairs performed on cars are related to the durability of the vehicle. The average national repair costs for car is $356.04.

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