Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic in Los Angeles Salary

Los Angeles Auto Mechanics can expect wages of $19.05 per hour on average. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — over a third lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$25,025 - $98,264
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$47K
$98K
MEDIAN: $46,893
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$10.11 - $29.58
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MEDIAN: $19.05
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$25,025 - $98,264  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$23,002 - $70,938  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $29.58  
   
Overtime
$24.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
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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$23,002 - $70,938  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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...
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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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Auto Mechanics in Los Angeles — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $39K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $42K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $42K in this role. Auto Mechanics in Los Angeles, Calif. who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $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
26%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Salaries

▲6%

▲2%

▲2%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Skills That Affect Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Salaries

Plug-in Hybrid Electic Vehicles/Electric Vehicles (PHEV/EV)
▲68%

Hybrid Systems
▲49%

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles/Electric Vehicles (PHEV/EV)
▲42%

Systems Troubleshooting
▲18%


System Repair
▲14%


Performance
▲12%


Maintenance
▲9%

Tools
▲8%

Technical Services
▲2%

National Average
$42,000

Customer Service
▼5%

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
26%
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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