For Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills, hourly average wages total $15.28 per hour. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level and location. While just under one-half report receiving no health benefits, roughly one-half do receive medical coverage, and two in five have dental, as well. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$23,721 - $72,889
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MEDIAN: $41,036
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$9.98 - $24.80
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$23,721 - $72,889  
   
Bonus
$153.61 - $9,578  
Profit Sharing
$4,200  
Commission
$23.00 - $12,000  
Total Pay (?
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$21,411 - $57,187  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 434
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $24.80  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10 - $6.90  
Overtime
$14.01 - $31.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$153.61 - $9,578  
   
Commission
$23.00 - $12,000  
Profit Sharing
$4,200  
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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$21,411 - $57,187  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,964

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Known for taking on a considerable number of Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills, Firestone Complete Auto Care, Bridgestone Americas, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co, The Pep Boys, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc are leading firms in the industry. Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills flock to CarMax, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $45K lead the pack in compensation; however, CarMax, Inc. also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $31K at one end to $63K at the other end. Other big spenders include Bridgestone Americas, Toyota Dealership, and Honda Dealership, top-paying firms where Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills see paychecks nearing $42K, $40K, or $38K.

Earnings fall especially short at Valvoline Instant Oil Change, where the median salary of $21K is the lowest in the field, less than half of the top paying company's rate. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Sears Holdings Corporation at $22K, and The Pep Boys where $23K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills there earn up to $44K.

Pay by Experience Level for Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $29K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $37K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $42K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $51K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,756

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills, busy Los Angeles offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+26 percent), Oklahoma City (+23 percent), Las Vegas (+22 percent), and Philadelphia (+19 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Houston, 5 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 479 votes.
036
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Salaries




National Average
$35,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 479 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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