Pay for Auto Mechanics in Los Angeles, Calif. sits in the ballpark of $18.12 per hour. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by slightly more than half. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$27,924 - $99,666
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MEDIAN: $47,169
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$10.02 - $26.45
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$27,924 - $99,666  
   
Bonus
$3,500  
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$21,956 - $73,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.02 - $26.45  
   
Overtime
$21.75  
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$3,500  
   
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$21,956 - $73,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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About Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles County, California
3,971,896
Male:
1,958,998 (49.3%)
Female:
2,012,898 (50.7%)
Los Angeles (/lɒs ˈændʒəlᵻs/, Spanish for "The Angels"), officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-most populous city in the United States after New York City, the most populous city in California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County. Situated in Southern California, Los Angeles is known for its mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, sprawling metropolis, and as a major center of the American entertainment industry. Los Angeles lies in a large coastal basin surrounded on three sides by mountains reaching up to and over 10,000 feet (3,000 m). Historically home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California. The city was officially founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican...
Los Angeles:
$52,024
California:
$64,500
$1,271
Los Angeles:
$542,100
California:
$449,100
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Pay by Experience Level for Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic

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


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $39K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $42K. Los Angeles Auto Mechanics who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $40K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $60K.

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Experience Affects Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%


National Average
$41,000

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Salaries

Plug-in Hybrid Electic Vehicles/Electric Vehicles (PHEV/EV)
up arrow 70%

Hybrid Systems
up arrow 46%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 19%

System Repair
up arrow 15%


Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 11%

Maintenance
up arrow 10%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 9%

Performance
up arrow 9%

Tools
up arrow 8%

National Average
$41,000

Technical Services
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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