Automobile Service Writer Salary

Automobile Service Writers in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $36K annually. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Automobile Service Writers who answered the questionnnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly one-half, and just under one in three earn dental coverage. Most Automobile Service Writers report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,063 - $56,008
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$56K
MEDIAN: $36,292
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$8.90 - $17.49
(Median)
$8
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,063 - $56,008  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,726  
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
Commission
$0.00 - $25,169  
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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$21,396 - $53,884  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 241
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.90 - $17.49  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$12.97 - $24.93  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,726  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $25,169  
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
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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$21,396 - $53,884  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 179
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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

  • Provide customer service and schedule service appointments.
  • Ask owners questions and perform visual inspections of cars to determine the cause of problems.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Automobile Service Writer


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Advancing into an Automotive Service Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Automobile Service Writers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $53K per year. It is not uncommon for an Automobile Service Writer to continue on to become a Service Writer or a Parts Manager.

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Popular Skills for Automobile Service Writer


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Automobile Service Writers who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Sales, Customer Relationship Management, Customer Service, and Customer Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Relations. Those educated in Customer Relations tend to be well versed in Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Pay by Experience Level for Automobile Service Writer

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


Automobile Service Writers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. 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 $36K. Automobile Service Writers see a median salary of $41K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Automobile Service Writers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $45K.

Automobile Service Writer Reviews

What is it like working as an Automobile Service Writer?

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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Experience Affects Automobile Service Writer Salaries




National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Automobile Service Writer Salaries

Sales
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National Average
$34,000

Customer Service
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Customer Relations
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
medical benefits
Vision: 20%
dental benefits
None: 49%
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