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Automotive Service Consultant Salary (United States)

A large fraction of take-home pay for Automotive Service Consultants comes from commissions — over a third on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $41K. Though the majority of Automotive Service Consultants do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. While some workers in this profession — about one in four — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and slightly less than half have dental insurance. The vast majority (85 percent) of Automotive Service Consultants who answered the questionnaire are male.
Automotive Service Consultant Salary (?
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$22,905 - $65,675
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MEDIAN: $38,339
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Automotive Service Consultant Salary (?
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$9.15 - $16.88
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$22,905 - $65,675  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,207  
Commission
$1,010 - $38,971  
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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$23,888 - $63,960  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.15 - $16.88  
   
Overtime
$13.69 - $25.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,207  
   
Commission
$1,010 - $38,971  
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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$23,888 - $63,960  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Job Description for Automotive Service Consultant

  • 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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There are some Automotive Service Consultants — though it's uncommon — that transition into Automotive Service Managers, where earnings are an average $53K annually.

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Survey takers who work as Automotive Service Consultants usually report a few specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Sales can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 47 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Automotive Service Consultant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $31K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $45K. On average, Automotive Service Consultants make $48K following one to two decades on the job. Automotive Service Consultants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $53K.

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Experience Affects Automotive Service Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%
Experienced
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$41,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Skills That Affect Automotive Service Consultant Salaries

Sales
up arrow 47%
National Average
$41,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
15%
female alumni
 
Male
85%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 26%