Entry-Level Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Salary

The average rate for an Entry-Level Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic is $13.30 per hour.

$19,250 - $53,143
$19K
$33K
$53K
MEDIAN: $33,097
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$9.59 - $20.05
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$13
$20
MEDIAN: $13.30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,250 - $53,143  
   
Bonus
$101.08 - $4,700  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $29,087  
Commission
$199.33 - $29,087  
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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$20,240 - $45,386  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 452
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.59 - $20.05  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.06 - $4.51  
Overtime
$13.40 - $26.55  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$101.08 - $4,700  
   
Commission
$199.33 - $29,087  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $29,087  
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).
)
$20,240 - $45,386  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,488

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National Average: $30,035

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Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic in Fairfield:
Do not do it, it is stressful, you are supposed to own every tool ever made, not enough hours, or, too many. Employers usually don't care about family needs.

Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic in Houston:
"Following policy."
First go to technical school for training and study and then hand on job. It will help your self to improve your skill. The longer you on job the better experience on your career.

Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic in Charlotte:
"Pick another career."
You love to repair vehicles and you're good at it, but management will cut your throat and make you hate your decision. If you're good at repairing things go into the field of repairing medical equipment.

Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic in Detroit:
"Don't do it."
Do not get into his field. Long hours, cold/hot shop. Very physically and mentally demanding. Long hours and no overtime compensation. Commission based pay rife with prejudice. Costly- must supply own tools, work boots, uniforms.

Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic in Corbin:
"Love Your Work."
To be a good automotive mechanic you must love your work and be able to physically do your job. You must also be detailed oriented, patient, able to work with others, and willing to learn new things and try new processes.

Key Stats for Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 394 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
22%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Salaries






Welding
▲5%

Computer Service
▲5%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▲5%

▲4%

▲1%

National Average
$30,000

▼3%


Training
▼5%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼7%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 394 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 50%