Average Automobile Mechanics with Troubleshooting skills make around $17.15 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. For the most part, Automobile Mechanics with Troubleshooting skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly more than half lack coverage. On the flip side, just over two-fifths have medical insurance and just under a third receive dental plans. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,628 - $65,348
(Median)
$24K
$43K
$65K
MEDIAN: $43,277
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90%

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$10.47 - $25.45
(Median)
$10
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$23,628 - $65,348  
   
Bonus
$101.37 - $5,195  
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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$23,015 - $60,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.47 - $25.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$15.14 - $37.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$101.37 - $5,195  
   
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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$23,015 - $60,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 333
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Pay by Experience Level for Automobile Mechanic

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


Automobile Mechanics with Troubleshooting skills with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $30K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $38K. Automobile Mechanics with Troubleshooting skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $43K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Experience Affects Automobile Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
medical benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 55%
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