When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $18.89 per hour) can be spotted in Columbus, Ohio; Miami, Fla. ($14.48), Orlando, Fla. (about $13.75), and Las Vegas, Nev. (approximately $13.32) are the next top-paying cities. Titusville, Fla. ranks low on the pay scale — at $10.50, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Ohio; pay there average to $15.00 per hour.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $14.75 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (41 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $12.50 per hour.
Trainee Managers earn the highest median pay at around $15.75 per hour, followed by Automotive Service Managers ($14.60), Automotive Technicians (about $14.40), and Automobile Service Advisors ($13.54). Automotive Service Technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($11.50 on average) at the company.
Certifications and Degrees
ASE Master Technicians have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $18.78 per hour. Regarding pay and education, Firestone Complete Auto Care pays those with a GED or High School Diploma the most — approximately $19.10.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be System Repair; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $14.91 per hour. Automotive Engine Repair is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just over a half of Firestone Complete Auto Care's people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Electronic Troubleshooting.
Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Firestone Complete Auto Care lets only 18 percent take paid vacation and only one in ten employees take sick leave. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Firestone Complete Auto Care provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a large number of employees participate. For a strong majority of employees, benefits include health insurance, and a majority of survey participants get dental coverage, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care folks also make good use of tuition reimbursement, 401(a), and life insurance.