An average Automobile Mechanic with Troubleshooting skills can expect to take home roughly $17.19 per hour. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — the greater part — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than two-fifths and dental plans are enjoyed by just under one in three. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$23,910 - $66,809
$24K
$44K
$67K
MEDIAN: $43,782
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$10.29 - $25.52
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MEDIAN: $17.19
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$23,910 - $66,809  
   
Bonus
$101.13 - $6,100  
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
Commission
$6,200  
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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$22,864 - $60,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.29 - $25.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$15.19 - $37.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$101.13 - $6,100  
   
Commission
$6,200  
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
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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$22,864 - $60,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 351

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Pay by Experience Level for Automobile Mechanic

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $30K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $38K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Automobile Mechanics with Troubleshooting skills make a median salary of $44K. Automobile Mechanics with Troubleshooting skills who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

Key Stats for Automobile Mechanic

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.
032
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
32%
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Experience Affects Automobile Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 56%
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