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Industry Employment
The auto care industry added nearly 52,000 jobs in 2017 (an increase of 1.1 percent) from 4.58 million in 2016 to 4.63 million jobs in 2017.
The auto care industry total employment represented 3.2 percent of U.S. total non-farm employment of 146 million workers in 2017.
Overall, the nine-year compounded annual growth rate from 2008 to 2017 showed a 1 percent increase in industry employment.
During that period, employment growth continued in five out of seven auto care sectors; automotive parts and accessories stores
(1.5 percent), tire dealers (1.2 percent), gasoline stations (1.1 percent), automobile dealers (1.1 percent) and automotive repair and
maintenance (0.8 percent). Job growth for the industry was partially offset by losses in motor vehicle parts manufacturers (-0.1 percent)
during the nine-year period.
Average hourly wages increased in all but one sector during the reporting period from 2008 to 2017. Motor vehicle and parts
wholesalers with 2.7 percent recorded the strongest earnings gain.
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
CAGR
2008/2017
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturers (NAICS 3363)
Total Employees543.7413.7418.9445.5482.8508.7536.6564.8581.1586.1-0.1%
Production Workers430.6317.8323.3345.0365.3385.2415.7436.7448.6450.90.5%
Production Worker Average Hourly Wage$20.99$20.85$20.66$20.70$20.01$19.65$19.91$20.23$19.97$19.83-0.6%
Motor Vehicles and Parts Wholesalers (NAICS 4231)
Total Employees338.1314.5309.0313.0319.9324.8331.4329.6332.4337.40.0%
Average Hourly Wage (non-supervisory)$16.32$16.99$17.61$17.96$17.95$19.09$20.23$20.98$20.28$20.692.7%
Automobile Dealers (NAICS 4411)
Total Employees1,176.71,018.21,011.51,056.91,095.51,138.41,184.91,238.51,279.01,296.51.1%
Average Hourly Wage (non-supervisory)$17.13$17.67$18.22$18.61$19.10$19.86$20.34$20.34$20.33$20.602.1%
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores (NAICS 44131)
Total Employees324.8320.3323.3336.2337.3344.1355.8365.0367.9371.11.5%
Average Hourly Wage (non-supervisory)$13.19$13.64$14.03$14.44$14.90$15.01$15.32$16.30$16.36$16.012.2%
Tire Dealers (NAICS 44132)
Total Employees167.0163.1165.9170.6174.5176.9178.6180.0182.3185.51.2%
Average Hourly Wage (non-supervisory)$14.51$14.80$15.48$15.90$15.54$15.44$15.34$15.09$15.41$15.600.8%
Gasoline Stations (NAICS 447)
Total Employees842.4825.5819.3831.0843.5866.3881.0905.1922.8931.11.1%
Average Hourly Wage (non-supervisory)$9.46$9.79$10.25$10.25$10.33$10.47$10.62$10.99$11.31$11.502.2%
Automotive Repair and Maintenance (NAICS 8111)
Total Employees856.3805.8801.1819.6832.1847.5868.5896.2913.4923.00.8%
Average Hourly Wage (non-supervisory)$15.23$15.27$15.55$16.03$16.00$16.18$16.95$17.41$17.75$18.722.3%
Total Industry Employment4,249.03,861.13,849.03,972.84,085.64,206.74,336.84,479.24,578.84,630.71.0%
YOY % Change-9.1%-0.3%3.2%2.8%3.0%3.1%3.3%2.2%1.1%
Industry Employment
(Millions of Jobs)
Average Hourly Wage Trends for
Selected Categories
Note: Historical data have been revised. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Industry Employment Trends (Thousands of Jobs) 3.0
3.5
4.0
4.5
5.0
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
4.25
3.86 3.85
3.97
4.09
4.21
4.34
4.48
4.58
4.63
Millions of Jobs
Note: Historical data have been revised.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics $10.00
$12.00
$14.00
$16.00
$18.00
$20.00
$22.00
Automotive Repair and Maintenance (NAICS 8111)
Automobile Dealers (NAICS 4411)
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Average Hourly Wage
Note: Historical data have been revised. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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