Automotive Service Consultant Salary

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $39K, approximately two in five of overall earnings for Automotive Service Consultants arrives through commissions. Although slightly less than a third lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and just over two-fifths get dental coverage, too. There are far more male Automotive Service Consultants survey respondents than women, making up 83 percent. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction.

$23,004 - $67,477
(Median)
$23K
$38K
$67K
MEDIAN: $38,454
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$8.91 - $16.30
(Median)
$8
$11
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$23,004 - $67,477  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,972  
Commission
$-0.49 - $49,128  
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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$23,019 - $67,897  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.91 - $16.30  
   
Overtime
$12.26 - $33.77  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,972  
   
Commission
$-0.49 - $49,128  
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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$23,019 - $67,897  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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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

  • 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 Automotive Service Consultant


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Automotive Service Consultants may progress into high-paying roles like Automotive Service Manager, where median compensation is $53K annually.

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Survey takers who work as Automotive Service Consultants usually report a few specific skills. Sales and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service and Sales. Employees educated in Customer Service are typically practiced in Sales, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Automotive Service Consultant

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Automotive Service Consultants. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $31K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $45K. Automotive Service Consultants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $50K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $53K.

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Experience Affects Automotive Service Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Automotive Service Consultant Salaries

National Average
$39,000

Sales
up arrow 8%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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