Vehicle technician salaries are increasing, IMI data shows

Current average advertised salary is £34,500

Vehicle technician salaries are increasing, IMI data shows
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The automotive sector has seen an increase in advertised job salaries, with vehicle technicians seeing the largest percentage increase in the last six months, data from the IMI shows.

The IMI’s Automotive Job Postings Briefing found that advertised salaries for vehicle technicians increased by 5.5 per cent in the last six months.

Advertised salaries for tyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters had the largest increase (21.3 per cent) over the past three years.

The current average advertised salary is for vehicle technician is £34,500, and £26,600 for tyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters.

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Emma Carrigy, research and insight manager at the IMI said: “While overheated salary expectations can put pressure on employers, they’re also obviously a positive for individuals.

“And they’re potentially a positive for the sector as a whole.

“At the IMI we regularly hear questions about how the sector can attract talent and minimise churn; in this context it’s good to see the industry evolving and salaries going up.”

The data shows a four per cent increase in job postings for vehicle technicians compared to same time last year, and postings are 70 per cent higher than September 2019.

Job postings for tyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters have seen a significant increase in past three months, 45 per cent higher than the same time last year.


  1. Trouble is there expecting excellent salaries however the standards and quality of individuals don’t match the salaries being offered.

    • The imi dont know what day it is

      Yeah I get paid about £35k/year

  2. agree we all need a pay rise
    as a garage owner where do we all get the reqd increase from??
    do we all need the mot fee to go up to £70.00 per test and labour to £100.00 per hour ?

  3. Where is the money for these pay rises coming from


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