Average Los Angeles Auto Mechanics make around $19.05 per hour. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — more than a third — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,903 - $98,633
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MEDIAN: $46,362
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$10.14 - $29.09
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$24,903 - $98,633  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
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$23,116 - $70,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $29.09  
   
Overtime
$24.00  
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
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$23,116 - $70,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 43

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Los Angeles County, California
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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...
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$1,271
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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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $39K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $42K. Auto Mechanics in Los Angeles, Calif. who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $41K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $44K.

Key Stats for Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%


National Average
$41,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Salaries

Plug-in Hybrid Electic Vehicles/Electric Vehicles (PHEV/EV)
up arrow 69%

Hybrid Systems
up arrow 50%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 17%

System Repair
up arrow 15%


Troubleshooting
up arrow 11%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 10%

Maintenance
up arrow 9%

Tools
up arrow 9%

Performance
up arrow 9%

Technical Services
up arrow 3%

National Average
$41,000

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

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
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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