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Automotive Service Consultant Salary

Commissions constitute a big slice (over a third on average) of overall compensation for Automotive Service Consultants, and the median take-home for this group lies near $40K. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and just over two-fifths receive dental plans. Though the majority of Automotive Service Consultants do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Automotive Service Consultants who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 86 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$23,395 - $65,874
(Median)
$23K
$39K
$66K
MEDIAN: $38,610
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90%

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$9.00 - $19.95
(Median)
$9
$12
$20
MEDIAN: $11.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$23,395 - $65,874  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,353  
Commission
$993 - $46,880  
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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$23,469 - $64,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.00 - $19.95  
   
Overtime
$12.37 - $33.45  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,353  
   
Commission
$993 - $46,880  
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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$23,469 - $64,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Automotive Service Consultants who took the survey. Sales and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service. Aptitude in Customer Service tends to also indicate an understanding of Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Automotive Service Consultant

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


For many Automotive Service Consultants, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $30K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $43K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Automotive Service Consultants see a median salary of $47K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Automotive Service Consultants with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $50K.

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Experience Affects Automotive Service Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Skills That Affect Automotive Service Consultant Salaries

Sales
up arrow 14%

National Average
$40,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 30%
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