Garage manager or proprietor

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


  • 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.

Typical Education Level

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 27% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for garage manager or proprietor is £27,710

782 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 782. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for garage manager or proprietor roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £27,710 per year. That is about £2,309 per month or £14.21 per hour. New workers generally start on £11,931, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £46,214

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 782 people are employed in the region.

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