The average rate for an Automobile Mechanic is $15.24 per hour. A skill in Electronic Troubleshooting is associated with high pay for this job.
Automobile Mechanic Total Pay (?
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$22,824 - $67,085
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51K
67K
MEDIAN: $38,887
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Automobile Mechanic Total Pay (?
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$9.60 - $24.58
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$22,824 - $67,085  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,513  
Profit Sharing
$24.24 - $20,608  
Commission
$0.00 - $40,000  
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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$20,688 - $55,470  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,333
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.60 - $24.58  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.41 - $1.28  
Overtime
$8.47 - $33.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,513  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $40,000  
Profit Sharing
$24.24 - $20,608  
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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$20,688 - $55,470  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,333
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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
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Houston
up arrow 40%
Chicago
up arrow 33%
Baltimore
up arrow 23%
Portland
up arrow 1%
Milwaukee
0%
National Average
$35,000
New York
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Las Vegas
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Experience Affects Automobile Mechanic Salaries

National Average
$35,000

Skills That Affect Automobile Mechanic Salaries

National Average
$35,000
Automotive Engine Repair
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BRAKES
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Gender
Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
26%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 51%
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