Automotive Service Technician Salary (United States)

The average wage for an Automotive Service Technician is $15.64 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Electronic Troubleshooting, System Repair, and Automotive Engine Repair.
Automotive Service Technician Total Pay (?
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$20,467 - $65,232
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MEDIAN: $42,002
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Automotive Service Technician Total Pay (?
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$9.04 - $25.79
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$20,467 - $65,232  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,472  
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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$19,762 - $57,819  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 565
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.04 - $25.79  
   
Overtime
$8.07 - $32.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,472  
   
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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$19,762 - $57,819  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 565
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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.

Common Career Paths for Automotive Service Technician

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Pay by Experience Level for Automotive Service Technician

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Pay Difference By Location

National Average
$36,000
Cleveland
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Dallas
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Automotive Service Technician Reviews

What is it like working as an Automotive Service Technician?
Automotive Service Technician in Thousand Oaks:
"Think Big Shoot For The Stars."
Pros: Good learning experiences. Constantly learning with the ever changing automotive industry.
Cons: Really stressful pay is never the same. Work hard for nothing sometimes.

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Experience Affects Automotive Service Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%
Experienced
up arrow 27%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$36,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Skills That Affect Automotive Service Technician Salaries

System Repair
up arrow 17%
Maintenance
up arrow 4%
National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 120 votes.

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
22%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 43%
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