Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $15.21 per hour. The largest fraction of Firestone Complete Auto Care people (41 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $13.43 per hour on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($18.50 per hour) can be spotted in San Antonio, Texas; Columbus, Ohio ($17.97), Houston, Texas (approximately $17.49), and Austin, Texas (around $15.22) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($13.00) in St. Louis, Mo., one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the firm, employees working in Virginia take home the most — approximately $15.93 per hour on average.
Earning $15.89 per hour on average, Automobile Mechanics receive the most money, followed by Automotive Service Managers ($15.51), Automotive Technicians (around $14.93), and Auto Mechanics (about $14.66). With salaries averaging $11.48, Maintenance Technicians are among the lowest paid at Firestone Complete Auto Care.
Certifications and Degrees
Being an ASE Master Technician certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $19.84 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. The best paid folks at Firestone Complete Auto Care have a GED or High School Diploma, earning around $19.10 per hour.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Electronic Troubleshooting; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of approximately $16.53 per hour. Automotive Engine Repair is a popular skill among Firestone Complete Auto Care workers, with more than half of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Key skills also include Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and System Repair.
At Firestone Complete Auto Care, there are significantly more males who responded to the survey than females — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just a sixth of survey respondents. Firestone Complete Auto Care sponsors a 401(k) program, and the larger part of survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. A strong majority of respondents receive health insurance, and a majority of respondents get dental coverage. Privileges also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, company store discount, and paid holiday and sick leave.