Years of Experience
When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (74 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $9.59 per hour on average.
Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of New York, where they average to about $12.12 per hour.
Assistant Service Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $11.28 per hour — though Senior Maintenance Technicians, Automotive Technicians, and Auto Mechanics also do fairly well at approximately $10.19, around $9.67, and $9.00, respectively. Financial compensation for Lube Technicians is rather low — on average only $8.50 — relative to the rest of the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than State Inspection Licences, who make about $11.28 per hour.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Team Leadership; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $10.34 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Maintenance; on the survey, nearly two in five of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Customer Service, Automotive Engine Repair, and Troubleshooting round out the set of key employee skills.
Valvoline Instant Oil Change's employees who answered the questionnaire are largely male (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 one-half of respondents. To plan for old age, a solid majority of employees maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for just over a half of workers, and more than half of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. The company also dishes out perks such as tuition reimbursement.