Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic with Maintenance Skills Salary

Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills take home an average $15.46 per hour. The final incomes of Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills generally vary between $22K and $58K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $10K, $30K, and $22K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though tenure and geography have a (lesser) impact as well. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. A little less than one-half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, approximately one-half report medical coverage and nearly two in five claim dental coverage as well. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,798 - $74,353
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$41K
$74K
MEDIAN: $41,222
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$10.10 - $24.89
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$0$74K
Salary $23,798 - $74,353
Bonus $149.50 - $10,037
Profit Sharing $0.07 - $29,799
Commission $197.74 - $22,000
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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$21,946 - $57,911
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 470
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $10.10 - $24.89
Hourly Tips $0.10 - $6.90
Overtime $14.11 - $31.55
Annual Data $0$57K
Bonus $149.50 - $10,037
Commission $197.74 - $22,000
Profit Sharing $0.07 - $29,799
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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$21,946 - $57,911
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,092

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Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills flock to Firestone Complete Auto Care, Bridgestone Americas, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co, The Pep Boys, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at CarMax, Inc., where the median salary comes to $46K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($31K) and those starting out ($64K) creates a rather diverse pay scale. 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 offers the lowest pay in the industry by far, with a median salary less than half of the top paying company's rate ($22K). 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

Pay by Experience for an Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 1,122 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 748 salaries. An experienced Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 685 salaries. An Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 316 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,335

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

For Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills, working in the bustling city of Los Angeles has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+24 percent), Las Vegas (+20 percent), Phoenix (+18 percent), and Chicago (+16 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 6 percent south of the national average, can be found in St. Louis. Below-median salaries also turn up in Houston and San Diego (6 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 607 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
▲42%

▲17%

▲3%

National Average
$35,000

▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 607 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
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 47%
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