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Tire Repairer or Changer

What Does it Take to Be a Tire Repairer or Changer?

Position Description Repair and replace tires.

Life As a Tire Repairer or Changer

  • Buff defective areas of inner tubes, using scrapers.
  • Reassemble tires onto wheels.
  • Glue tire patches over ruptures in tire casings, using rubber cement.
  • Unbolt and remove wheels from vehicles, using lug wrenches or other hand or power tools.
  • Clean sides of whitewall tires.
  • Apply rubber cement to buffed tire casings prior to vulcanization process.

Tire Repairer or Changer Required Skills

When polled, Tire Repairers and Changers say the following skills are most frequently used in their jobs:

Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Service Orientation: Actively looking for ways to help people.

Time Management: Managing one’s own time and the time of others.

Troubleshooting: Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

Types of Tire Repairer or Changer

  • Tire Shop Mechanic
  • Service Technician
  • Tire Man
  • Tire Mounter
  • Automotive Tire Worker (Auto Tire Worker)

Are There Job Opportunities for Tire Repairers and Changers?

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 111,700 jobs in the United States for Tire Repairer or Changer. There is little to no growth in job opportunities for Tire Repairer or Changer. There will be an estimated 13,800 positions for Tire Repairer or Changer per year.


The states with the most job growth for Tire Repairer or Changer are Utah, Georgia, and Texas. Watch out if you plan on working in Wyoming, Vermont, or West Virginia. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

What is the Average Salary of a Tire Repairer or Changer

The average yearly salary of a Tire Repairer or Changer ranges between $20,350 and $40,460.


Tire Repairers and Changers who work in Rhode Island, Oregon, or Alaska, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Tire Repairers and Changers in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $26,520
Alaska $32,840
Arizona $27,520
Arkansas $26,580
California $33,490
Colorado $30,650
Connecticut $29,190
Delaware $32,060
Florida $25,970
Georgia $29,860
Hawaii $33,520
Idaho $30,090
Illinois $29,420
Indiana $28,010
Iowa $30,820
Kansas $28,320
Kentucky $27,370
Louisiana $24,090
Maine $26,790
Maryland $27,870
Massachusetts $31,730
Michigan $32,340
Minnesota $31,820
Mississippi $26,430
Missouri $29,380
Montana $29,650
Nebraska $28,160
Nevada $32,140
New Hampshire $28,020
New Jersey $29,080
New Mexico $27,990
New York $29,240
North Carolina $30,150
North Dakota $31,280
Ohio $28,180
Oklahoma $28,460
Oregon $34,240
Pennsylvania $28,270
Rhode Island $36,500
South Carolina $27,610
South Dakota $29,280
Tennessee $29,610
Texas $29,230
Utah $28,700
Vermont $30,250
Virginia $26,530
Washington $35,300
West Virginia $26,580
Wisconsin $30,720
Wyoming $27,960

What Tools do Tire Repairers and Changers Use?

Below is a list of the types of tools and technologies that Tire Repairers and Changers may use on a daily basis:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Accounting software
  • Recordkeeping software
  • Project estimation software

How do I Become a Tire Repairer or Changer?

Learn what Tire Repairer or Changer education requirements there are.


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