Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic with Maintenance Skills Salary

The average Automotive Mechanic with Maintenance skills earns approximately $15.26 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by experience level and geographic location. While close to one-half report receiving no health benefits, around half do receive medical coverage, and over a third have dental, as well. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$23,723 - $72,408
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$41K
$72K
MEDIAN: $41,321
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$9.97 - $24.60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$23,723 - $72,408  
   
Bonus
$152.42 - $9,757  
Profit Sharing
$4,200  
Commission
$23.15 - $18,873  
Total Pay (?
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$21,374 - $56,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 430
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.97 - $24.60  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.09 - $7.04  
Overtime
$14.00 - $31.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$152.42 - $9,757  
   
Commission
$23.15 - $18,873  
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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$21,374 - $56,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,927
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Firestone Complete Auto Care, Bridgestone Americas, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co, The Pep Boys, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc are among the top companies that take on many Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills. For Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills, comfortable salaries can be found at CarMax, Inc.; in fact, average earnings are around $46K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($31K versus $64K) is great. Other leaders in compensation levels are Bridgestone Americas at $41K, Toyota Dealership at $40K, and Big O Tires, Inc., where Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills annually earn $39K.

Valvoline Instant Oil Change doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $22K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $26K and scope of pay is rather limited. 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 seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $29K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $36K. Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills bring in $41K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $50K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,608

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

For Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 31 percent greater than the national average. Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+26 percent), Las Vegas (+23 percent), Phoenix (+20 percent), and Chicago (+18 percent). Falling short of the national average by 4 percent, the area with the worst salaries is St. Louis. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Houston (4 percent lower) and San Diego (1 percent lower).

Key Stats for Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 490 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
▲45%

▲20%

▲5%

National Average
$35,000

▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 490 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 48%
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