Motor city is the U.S.A.

It's not just about Detroit. The auto industry employs workers in every state - including Alaska and Hawaii. More than 2 million jobs - from manufacturing, to parts, to auto dealers - depend on carmakers for their pay.


State Rank Total jobs Auto assembly jobs Auto parts jobs Auto sales jobs Average salary
Michigan 1 241,883 57,997 144,413 39,473 $65,119
California 2 189,749 7,430 42,741 139,578 $17,590
Ohio 3 159,061 21,974 89,244 47,843 $44,319
Texas 4 137,191 9,104 28,487 99,600 $17,243
Indiana 5 111,665 12,622 71,403 27,640 $46,792
Florida 6 99,199 915 12,083 86,201 $9,189
Illinois 7 93,763 7,227 35,936 50,600 $26,281
New York 8 82,357 607 28,792 52,958 $54,826
Tennessee 9 79,424 10,636 42,415 26,373 $35,744
Pennsylvania 10 76,759 533 17,128 59,098 $13,619
Kentucky 11 65,468 13,664 37,621 14,183 $44,199
North Carolina 12 59,276 522 20,662 38,092 $18,158
Missouri 13 55,722 11,122 17,935 26,665 $35,267
Georgia 14 54,954 1,966 14,960 38,028 $18,266
Alabama 15 49,346 10,519 20,189 18,638 $35,165
Virginia 16 47,485 1,777 9,978 35,730 $16,005
Wisconsin 17 46,488 4,037 15,699 26,752 $26,782
New Jersey 18 43,294 688 7,100 35,506 $15,446
South Carolina 19 41,285 4,773 18,863 17,649 $30,624
Arizona 20 34,973 67 5,886 29,020 $10,564
Washington 21 31,343 197 5,788 25,358 $11,439
Maryland 22 30,688 205 4,192 26,291 $9,634
Minnesota 23 29,598 832 6,059 22,707 $18,929
Massachusetts 24 28,464 178 3,839 24,447 $8,995
Iowa 25 24,634 57 10,611 13,966 $22,512
Colorado 26 23,510 55 3,408 20,047 $12,626
Oklahoma 27 21,484 2,037 5,048 14,399 $16,582
Connecticut 28 21,086 166 5,734 15,186 $16,790
Oregon 29 21,067 115 4,909 16,043 $14,698
Mississippi 30 20,879 3,640 7,288 9,951 $26,603
Louisiana 31 19,404 82 2,139 17,183 $7,279
Kansas 32 19,036 2,984 4,922 11,130 $23,484
Arkansas 33 17,142 0 6,981 10,161 $17,316
Utah 34 15,684 10 5,442 10,232 $18,696
Nebraska 35 13,650 15 5,303 8,332 $19,583
Nevada 36 13,041 65 1,511 11,465 $9,232
West Virginia 37 8,966 0 2,295 6,671 $17,115
New Mexico 38 8,763 0 842 7,921 $5,604
New Hampshire 39 8,329 0 797 7,532 $7,048
Idaho 40 7,475 61 1,049 6,365 $8,396
Maine 41 6,864 0 636 6,228 $7,081
Delaware 42 6,600 946 1,036 4,618 $24,380
North Dakota 43 5,539 212 1,236 4,091 $14,602
Montana 44 5,410 0 1,020 4,390 $10,730
South Dakota 45 5,194 0 1,104 4,090 $12,687
Hawaii 46 4,968 0 393 4,575 $2,837
Vermont 47 4,143 0 1,145 2,998 $12,138
Rhode Island 48 4,123 0 476 3,647 $7,040
Wyoming 49 2,817 0 287 2,530 $6,907
Alaska 50 2,470 0 133 2,337 $2,536
District of Columbia 51 242 0 20 222 $48,439