Before we get back to our second installment of analyzing the many career opportunities in the auto business, we will explain who we are. Cleveland Scrap Cars is a buyer of scrap vehicles that makes selling a junk car or salvage car quite simple. We buy any car and you can even junk your car for cash and our buyer of scrap vehicles will coordinate same-day or next-day salvage car towing. Are you thinking of selling a junk car in Berea, Avon, or Geauga County? We buy any car, so call to junk your car for cash in Bedford, Aurora, or Westlake. Our wrecked car buyer is on hand 6 days a week to pay you cash for a salvage car. If you are seeking a wrecked car buyer in the regions of Shaker Heights, North Randall, or Richmond Heights—give us a call!
In our prior segment, we focused on some of the newer, recently created careers in the industry—which stemmed from the influx of technology to vehicles. To change gears, we will look at more of the traditional opportunities that are in the field and examine earnings, demand and the recommended training.
Automotive Service Technicians & Mechanics: The US Bureau of Labors defines the position as those who inspect, maintain, and repair vehicles; most of them work in repair facilities. Although technicians often identify and fix automotive problems with computers, they do work with greasy components, tools, sometimes in uncomfortable positions. Employers prefer that automotive service technicians & mechanics complete an education program at a postsecondary institution; industry certification is usually required. The median pay is $37,120 per year ($17.84 per hour) and the job growth is projected to be +5% from 2014 to 2024.
Dealer Salespeople: Selling cars is among the highest paying retail sales positions. As with most sales positions, the compensation will vary based on you individual performance. Let’s take a look at earnings:
- The Economics Daily in 2015 reported hourly median earnings of $18.06 per hour.
- Glassdoor says the national average income is $38,840
The minimum requirements are typically a HS Diploma and a valid driver’s license. The majority of the training in conducted in-house (on the job)
General Manager: “General and operations managers at auto dealers received a mean $64.05/hour or $133,230/year as of May 2011. Generally a Bachelor’s Degree is required. The outlook is about +5% growth leading up to 2020”
F&I Manager: According to GlassDoor, the median income is $103,530. Generally a Bachelor’s Degree is a prerequisite. This position works at dealerships in the financing, insurance and other add-on products.
As you can see, the auto industry has a wealth of opportunities. Many are definitely in the upper income ranges and are within reach for most people. Check back for further information on our industry blog.
A local wrecked car buyer
At Cleveland Scrap Cars we buy any car and more importantly, make sure that all cars are environmentally disposed of. To junk your car for cash in Macedonia, Lakewood and Linndale Village, please make sure to call our wrecked car buyer for a price. The salvage car removal program is available in the regions of Shaker Heights, North Olmsted, and Fairview Park. The residents of Solon, Walton Hills, and Streetsboro can junk your car for cash despite it being wrecked or totaled. Did you know that many of the materials that compose your car can be reclaimed, repurposed and refurbished? Our auto scrap and recycling processes Warrensville Heights, Pepper Pike, and Euclid help to alleviate global warming and its environmental effects. Even if your car is sitting at a repair shop somewhere in Highland Heights, Maple Heights, Middlefield—we can buy it!