Automobile Service Writer Salary

The average pay for an Automobile Service Writer is $38,589 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Sales is associated with high pay for this job.
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$25,051 - $60,969
$25K
$39K
$61K
MEDIAN: $38,704
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$9.64 - $17.72
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MEDIAN: $13.16
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$0$60K
Salary $25,051 - $60,969
Bonus $397.32 - $20,608
Commission $0.34 - $24,566
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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$22,997 - $55,815
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 150
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $9.64 - $17.72
Hourly Tips $1.00
Overtime $11.00 - $29.48
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $397.32 - $20,608
Commission $0.34 - $24,566
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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$22,997 - $55,815
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 136

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Job Description for Automobile Service Writer

An automobile service writer is a key employee in the service and maintenance department of large auto dealers and dedicated auto mechanic shops. The writer serves as something of a liaison between customers and the staff of mechanics and technicians. Service writers are the persons who write up all issues regarding a car brought in for service. They review estimates for accuracy, itemize and codify charges by parts and labor, and present customers with itemized invoices. They also serve as one of the main customer-facing employees in the operation and are a key part of customer service in repair operations.

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Automobile Service Writer Tasks

  • Explain to customers what kinds of repairs or servicing their car needs, and make cost estimates for the work.
  • Track repair status and fill out reports detailing the time spent on repairs and expenses for parts.
  • Provide customer service and schedule service appointments.
  • Ask owners questions and perform visual inspections of cars to determine the cause of problems.

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Popular Skills for Automobile Service Writer

Pay by Experience Level for Automobile Service Writer

Pay by Experience for an Automobile Service Writer has a positive trend. An entry-level Automobile Service Writer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 180 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Automobile Service Writer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 73 salaries. An experienced Automobile Service Writer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 67 salaries. An Automobile Service Writer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 32 salaries.

Automobile Service Writer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Automobile Service Writer?

Automobile Service Writer in Eugene:
"High stress."
Pros: Being in control of how much money I make.
Cons: Long hours, high stress.

Automobile Service Writer in Pelham:
"Very Interesting."
Pros: I LOVE THE CUSTOMERS AND THE CHALLENGE OF PRICING PARTS, AND LOOKING UP LABOR.
Cons: THE PAY TWO PHONE LINES CALLING ANNOYING CUSTOMERS.

Automobile Service Writer in New Braunfels:
Pros: Close to home.
Cons: Need help, under paid, have a lot of responsibility dumped upon, coworkers that are lazy and don't work while some of us are extremely busy with no help, tools for the job are not the greatest by far.

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Key Stats for Automobile Service Writer

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Automobile Service Writer Salaries

▲30%

▲15%

▲1%

National Average
$36,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Automobile Service Writer Salaries

Sales
▲10%


National Average
$36,000

Automotive Engine Repair
▼1%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 45%
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