When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($18.00 per hour) can be spotted in Cary, N.C.; Phoenix, Ariz. (about $18.00), Miami, Fla. (around $14.48), and Atlanta, Ga. ($13.00) are the next top-paying cities. Sacramento, Calif. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $10.50. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Florida, where the average salary is $15.00 per hour.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to approximately $14.44 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (39 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $11.94 per hour on average.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Trainee Managers, Automotive Service Managers, Automobile Mechanics, and Automotive Technicians; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $15.75 per hour, the other salaries come in at $15.19, about $15.00, and $14.16, respectively. Near the bottom at Firestone Complete Auto Care are Retail Sales Associates, pulling in an average of just approximately $10.00.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $19.15 per hour for ASE Master Technicians; non-accredited workers make much less. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, employees who hold an Associate's Degree receive the highest pay at about $16.13.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Troubleshooting; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $15.16 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at Firestone Complete Auto Care is Automotive Engine Repair, with over one-half considering it a key competency. Other skills in demand are Maintenance, Electronic Troubleshooting, and System Repair.
Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of 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 survey participants get paid vacation days, and one in six employees receive paid sick leave. Firestone Complete Auto Care sponsors a 401(k) program, and a strong majority of employees use this option to save for their retirement. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, a majority of employees have health insurance, and the larger part of respondents have dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as tuition reimbursement, 401(a), free drinks, and flexible hours.