On average, commissions constitute a fair portion (around two in five) of final income for Automotive Service Consultants. That final number averages out to $41K across the industry. Although just under a third lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and slightly less than half get dental coverage, too. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Automotive Service Consultants who answered the questionnnaire. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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$9.07 - $20.61
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$23,553 - $94,368  
   
Bonus
$500  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
Commission
$0.00 - $96,660  
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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$23,465 - $91,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.07 - $20.61  
   
Overtime
$19.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$500  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $96,660  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$23,465 - $91,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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Job Description for Automotive Service Consultant

An automotive service consultant generally works in a facility that performs repairs and other automotive services for customers, such as garages and dealerships. Duties performed by automotive service consultants include scheduling appointments for customers, scheduling alternative vehicles (such as loan vehicles or shuttle rides), initiating repairs and service by assessing customers' needs and writing repair orders. Consultants also prepare estimates, verify customers' warranties and service contracts, and follow up with customers as needed. They may also perform front-desk duties such as cashiering and answering phones. There may also be commission offered, as the consultant may need to offer additional services to customers as appropriate.

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Automotive Service Consultant 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.

Common Career Paths for Automotive Service Consultant


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Advancing into an Automotive Service Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Automotive Service Consultants, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $53K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Automotive Service Consultant

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


Automotive Service Consultants generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average beginner in this position makes around $33K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $44K. Automotive Service Consultants see a median salary of $52K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Automotive Service Consultants who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $60K.

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Key Stats for Automotive Service Consultant

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
031
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Automotive Service Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Automotive Service Consultant Salaries

National Average
$41,000


Sales
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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