Garage Managers and Proprietors

Garage managers and proprietors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the day-to-day running of garages and specialist vehicle maintenance and repair establishments.


New workers

New workers start around £19,158. Normal pay is £34,817 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £58,645.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 21,516 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Ensures the business accounts are maintained.

  • Provides information about garage merchandise for staff and customers.

  • Maintains records of repair work to detect recurrent faults.

  • Checks completed work for compliance with safety and other statutory regulations.

  • Arranges for maintenance staff to perform necessary maintenance and repair work on vehicles or motorcycles.

  • Ensures that necessary spare parts, materials and equipment are available or obtainable at short notice.

  • Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term requirements.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Aftersales

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Workflow Management

  • Automotive Industry

  • Invoicing

  • Auditing

  • Booking (Sales)

  • Performance Management

  • Upselling

  • Housekeeping

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Customer Service

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Leadership

  • Sales

  • Operations

  • Coaching

  • Problem Solving

  • Planning

  • Interpersonal Communications

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.