Coronavirus Update: Our team is here to help our clients and readers navigate these difficult times. Visit our Resources page now »

Skip to Main Content

Automotive Engineering Technicians


Automotive engineering technicians help automotive engineers determine automotive performance and efficiency by conducting tests and studying and collecting data on vehicles and vehicle parts and systems. They may provide assistance in researching and testing the vehicle's engine design, aerodynamics, performance and fuel efficiency, safety features, ergonomics, and more. There are approximately 48,000 automotive engineering technicians employed in the United States, according to the Occupational Information Network.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree




Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On



Career Ladder
Automotive Engineering Technician Supervisor or Manager

Automotive Engineering Technician

Apprentice Automotive Engineering Technician

Related Professions