When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $18.00 per hour) can be spotted in Cary, N.C.; Phoenix, Ariz. ($18.00), Chicago, Ill. ($13.50), and Atlanta, Ga. (around $13.00) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $10.00) is Moreno Valley, Calif. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Arizona, where the average Firestone Complete Auto Care employee makes approximately $16.00 per hour.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Firestone Complete Auto Care for between five and 10 years earn $13.50 per hour on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (42 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $12.15 per hour on average.
The highest average salaries go to Automotive Service Managers, who bring in close to $15.35 per hour, though Sales Associates are not far behind at around $15.00 along with Automotive Technicians ($13.88) and Automotive Service Technicians (about $13.50). Firestone Complete Auto Care hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Retail Sales Associates ($11.00 on average).
Certifications and Degrees
ASE Master Technicians are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $18.89 per hour. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate's Degree; Firestone Complete Auto Care awards $15.00 to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Electronic Troubleshooting; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $16.70 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at Firestone Complete Auto Care is Maintenance, with around half considering it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are Automotive Engine Repair, Troubleshooting, and System Repair.
The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at Firestone Complete Auto Care can sometimes lack paid time off; one in four respondents get paid vacation days, and one-seventh of respondents receive paid sick leave. Most workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the larger part of employees, and a majority of respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. Firestone Complete Auto Care also dishes out privileges such as tuition reimbursement, 401(a), flexible hours, and free drinks.