Years of Experience
Average pay is $15.10 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. Overall, the greater share of Firestone Complete Auto Care folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $13.20 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $19.10 per hour) can be spotted in Phoenix, Ariz.; Columbus, Ohio (approximately $18.83), Atlanta, Ga. ($15.48), and Orlando, Fla. (around $15.00) are the next top-paying cities. Charlotte, N.C. ranks low on the pay scale — at $12.54, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Firestone Complete Auto Care workers in California earn the most — $15.61 per hour on average.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Automotive Service Managers, Automotive Technicians, Automobile Mechanics, and Auto Mechanics; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $15.32 per hour, the other salaries come in at approximately $14.97, around $14.74, and $14.30, respectively. Financial compensation for Maintenance Technicians is rather low — on average only $11.48 — relative to the rest of the company.
Certifications and Degrees
ASE Master Technicians receive bigger paychecks (around $18.64 per hour) than those without credentials. Regarding pay and education, Firestone Complete Auto Care pays those with a GED or High School Diploma the most — about $19.10.
Employees who count Electronic Troubleshooting among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $15.43 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Automotive Engine Repair; over one-half consider it a key competency. Other top skills include Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and System Repair.
Firestone Complete Auto Care's employees who answered the questionnaire are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Only 19 percent receive paid vacation and sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and a fair number of respondents use it to save for retirement. A strong majority of survey participants report having health insurance, and the larger part of respondents report having dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include tuition reimbursement, 401(a), company store discount, and life insurance.