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Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians

Recreational vehicle service technicians inspect, adjust, diagnose, overhaul and repair recreational vehicles including travel trailers. Some RV technicians may specialize in maintaining electrical, plumbing, gas, hydraulic or chassis/towing systems. They may also specialize in repairing appliances, generators and interior components. The profession includes workers that perform customized van conversions.

Some of the common job titles are recreational vehicle technician, recreational vehicle repairer, master certified RV technician, master certified recreational vehicle technician, RVDA master certified RV technician, recreational vehicle dealer association master certified recreational vehicle technician and mobile service recreational vehicle technician.

Responsibilities

  • Inspect recreational vehicles and diagnose problems
  • Evaluate and test systems and parts to make sure repairs were completed
  • Determine the nature and extent of damage
  • Estimate costs
  • Remove damaged exterior panels and replace and repair structural frame members
  • Test and repair electrical and plumbing systems
  • Record details of repair work
  • Replace or repair defective parts

Job Characteristics

RV mechanics should have mechanical aptitude. They need to follow safety practices. RV mechanics usually work a standard 40 hour week.

Employment Outlook

The employment growth from 2006 to 2016 for recreational vehicle service technicians is projected to be faster than the average for all occupations. In 2008 the median hourly wage for recreational vehicle service technicians was $15.14.

Education, Certification, and Licensing

Recreational vehicle service technicians can become certified by passing the RVDA-RVIA RV Service Technician Certification Test. The Recreational Vehicle Industry Association offers RVIA Trouble Shooter Clinics which provide hands-on training and offer a lot of the core knowledge evaluated by the test.

The RV Service Technician Certification Program is designed to help the RV industry and the public in identifying technicians that have demonstrated the knowledge and the ability to meet the standards in RV diagnostic and repair procedures as adopted by the Governing board. Certification demonstrates the technicians experience and competence in the field. Certification can improve the chances of getting a job in the field.

Resources

Major Employers

The top job providing sectors are recreational vehicle dealers, motor vehicle dealers, automotive repair and maintenance; motor vehicle body and trailer manufacturing; and automotive parts, accessories and tire stores.

Schools for Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians are listed in the Browse Schools Section.

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for:
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians

Listed below are metro areas sorted by the total number of people employed in Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians jobs , as of 2016

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

     
Metro Area (Arizona) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Phoenix 130 $31,360
Scottsdale 130 $31,360
Mesa 130 $31,360
Yuma 40 $30,080
Tucson 40 $34,730
     
Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anaheim 260 $45,720
Long Beach 260 $45,720
Los Angeles 260 $45,720
Riverside 190 $38,400
San Bernardino 190 $38,400
Ontario 190 $38,400
Sacramento 70 $40,500
Roseville 70 $40,500
Arden 70 $40,500
Arcade 70 $40,500
Modesto N/A $37,280
Lodi N/A $38,610
Stockton N/A $38,610
Carlsbad N/A $45,260
San Diego N/A $45,260
     
Metro Area (Colorado) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lakewood N/A $57,270
Aurora N/A $57,270
Denver N/A $57,270
     
Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Ocala 50 $34,750
Orlando N/A $32,680
Kissimmee N/A $32,680
Sanford N/A $32,680
Jacksonville N/A $36,150
Bradenton N/A $52,310
North Port N/A $52,310
Sarasota N/A $52,310
     
Metro Area (Idaho) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Boise City 140 $36,210
Coeur d'Alene 50 $33,860
     
Metro Area (Illinois) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rockford N/A $37,330
     
Metro Area (Indiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Goshen 620 $35,160
Elkhart 620 $35,160
Anderson N/A $37,040
Carmel N/A $37,040
Indianapolis N/A $37,040
     
Metro Area (Kansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Wichita N/A $32,420
     
Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dearborn N/A $39,080
Warren N/A $39,080
Detroit N/A $39,080
     
Metro Area (Minnesota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
St. Cloud 80 $35,600
     
Metro Area (Nebraska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lincoln N/A $32,390
     
Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Reno N/A $34,510
Paradise N/A $41,440
Henderson N/A $41,440
Las Vegas N/A $41,440
     
Metro Area (New Mexico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Farmington 30 $35,510
Albuquerque N/A $32,970
     
Metro Area (North Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salem 80 $35,450
Winston 80 $35,450
Raleigh N/A $43,990
     
Metro Area (Oregon) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bend 70 $40,310
Redmond 70 $40,310
Medford 40 $39,960
     
Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Knoxville 70 $37,430
     
Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Fort Worth 440 $38,300
Dallas 440 $38,300
Arlington 440 $38,300
New Braunfels 90 $35,540
San Antonio 90 $35,540
El Paso 80 $39,220
Edinburg 50 $28,410
McAllen 50 $28,410
Mission 50 $28,410
Denison 40 $31,890
Sherman 40 $31,890
Austin N/A $29,520
Round Rock N/A $29,520
Houston N/A $35,700
Sugar Land N/A $35,700
The Woodlands N/A $35,700
Beaumont N/A $37,470
Port Arthur N/A $37,470
     
Metro Area (Utah) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Orem 70 $33,220
Provo 70 $33,220
Salt Lake City 50 $34,660
     
Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bellevue 260 $47,380
Seattle 260 $47,380
Tacoma 260 $47,380
Kennewick 60 $33,520
Richland 60 $33,520
Spokane Valley 50 $42,480
Spokane 50 $42,480
     
Metro Area (Wisconsin) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Green Bay 30 $37,020

Most Popular Industries for :
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians

Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Industry Jobs Percent Annual Median Salary
Auto And Auto Parts Dealers 10,630 82% $31,460
Maintenance And Repair 1,480 11% $31,600
Automotive And Vehicle Manufacturing 430 3% $34,640
Durable Goods Wholesale 220 1% $27,200
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