BETHESDA, Md. (Aug. 23, 2002) — The average hourly wage for non-supervisory employees in all six sectors of the aftermarket increased between 2000 and 2001, according to the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) 2002/2003 Aftermarket Factbook. However, the largest increases were seen for workers in automotive repair shops and auto parts supply stores.
Hourly wages at auto repair shops increased 4 percent in 2002 to $13.90 per hour from $13.37 the previous year, the publication reported. Employee wages at auto parts supply stores rose 5.1 percent to $11.38 from $10.83 in the same period.
Vehicle service repairs, which accounted for two-thirds of total automotive aftermarket sales, rose 6.3 percent to $123 billion, the AAIA said.
The 56-page Factbook can be purchased for $75 by the association's members or for 150 by non-members. Contact AAIA at (301) 654-6664 or online at www.aftermarket.org.