Automobile Mechanic Salary (United States)

The average rate for an Automobile Mechanic is $15.35 per hour. A skill in Electronic Troubleshooting is associated with high pay for this job.
Automobile Mechanic Total Pay (?
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$23,507 - $67,722
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $39,511
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Automobile Mechanic Total Pay (?
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$9.73 - $24.88
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$23,507 - $67,722  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,903  
Profit Sharing
$25.17 - $23,839  
Commission
$0.00 - $40,268  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,014 - $56,419  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,239
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.73 - $24.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.40 - $1.30  
Overtime
$8.70 - $33.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,903  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $40,268  
Profit Sharing
$25.17 - $23,839  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$21,014 - $56,419  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,239
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Job Description for Automobile Mechanic

An automobile mechanic needs to be well educated in a variety of subjects involved in car functions. Generally, you need some type of schooling to work in the auto mechanic industry. The majority of the time, a mechanic works indoors in a garage.
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Automobile Mechanic Tasks
  • Communicate with customer service, parts and sales departments.
  • Diagnose malfunctions using electronic testing equipment.
  • Diagnose, repair and perform maintenance on automobiles.
  • Maintain inventory of tools and parts.

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Pay by Experience Level for Automobile Mechanic

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Austin
up arrow 58%
Houston
up arrow 38%
Portland
up arrow 35%
Chicago
up arrow 32%
Baltimore
up arrow 21%
Salt Lake City
up arrow 21%
Los Angeles
up arrow 14%
National Average
$36,000
New York
up arrow 3%
Las Vegas
up arrow 6%
Cincinnati
up arrow 11%
Milwaukee
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Experience Affects Automobile Mechanic Salaries

National Average
$36,000

Skills That Affect Automobile Mechanic Salaries

National Average
$36,000
Automotive Engine Repair
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BRAKES
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 116 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 51%
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