Commissions form a big slice (nearly two in five) of total compensation for Automotive Service Consultants. The median income in this area hovers around $40K. More than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and just under a half claim dental coverage as well. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Automotive Service Consultants greatly outnumber their female counterparts.

$23,895 - $88,809
(Median)
$24K
$39K
$89K
MEDIAN: $39,114
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$9.10 - $20.51
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$23,895 - $88,809  
   
Bonus
$2,500  
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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$23,740 - $86,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.10 - $20.51  
   
Overtime
$20.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,500  
   
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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$23,740 - $86,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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 experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Automotive Service Manager. The latter position pays an average of $53K annually.

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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $32K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $43K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Automotive Service Consultants bring in $51K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $59K.

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Experience Affects Automotive Service Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Automotive Service Consultant Salaries

National Average
$40,000


Sales
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Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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