Automotive Service Technician Salary (United States)

The average wage for an Automotive Service Technician is $15.63 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Hybrid Systems, Electronic Troubleshooting, System Repair, and Automotive Engine Repair.
Automotive Service Technician Total Pay (?
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$20,386 - $65,449
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MEDIAN: $41,563
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Automotive Service Technician Total Pay (?
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$9.01 - $25.82
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$20,386 - $65,449  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,237  
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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$19,686 - $58,129  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 546
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.01 - $25.82  
   
Overtime
$7.86 - $32.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,237  
   
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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$19,686 - $58,129  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 546
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Job Description for Automotive Service Technician
An automotive service technician conducts a variety of duties from the basics, such as changing oil and filters, to conducting custom modifications. The type of work a technician performs depend largely on the type of shop in which they work; for example, a lube shop has different workflow than a mechanic’s shop specializing in converting vehicles to limousines. The compensation package of some automotive service technicians includes a commission component. This may mean that there is also a significant sales element to an automotive service technician’s job.
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Automotive Service Technician Tasks
  • Communicate with customer service, parts and sales departments.
  • Diagnose malfunctions using electronic testing equipment.
  • Diagnose, repair and perform maintenance on automobiles.
  • Maintain inventory of tools and parts.
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Pay by Experience Level for Automotive Service Technician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
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National Average
$36,000
Cleveland
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Dallas
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Experience Affects Automotive Service Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%
National Average
$36,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Skills That Affect Automotive Service Technician Salaries

Hybrid Systems
up arrow 41%
System Repair
up arrow 17%
Maintenance
up arrow 4%
National Average
$36,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
23%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 42%
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