Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic with Maintenance Skills Salary
Pay for Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills sits in the ballpark of $15.29 per hour. The final incomes of Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills generally vary between $21K and $58K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $8K, $30K, and $20K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the specific employer, followed by years of experience and location. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than one-half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by slightly more than half and dental insurance is reported by around two in five. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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Leading companies who hire large numbers of Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills include Firestone Complete Auto Care, The Pep Boys, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co, Bridgestone Americas, and CarMax, Inc. For Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills, comfortable salaries can be found at Bridgestone Americas; in fact, average earnings are around $47K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($24K versus $93K) is great. Soaring salaries can also be found at General Motors Corporation, CarMax, Inc., and Toyota Dealership, where earnings of $46K, $44K, or $40K are standard for Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills.
Considering that the median salary at Valvoline Instant Oil Change is a shallow $21K, it is not surprising that this employer ranks last in compensation relative to (and far behind) other companies in the same line of work — their median pay is less than half of the top paying employer's rate. Other low-paying employers include Sears Holdings Corporation at $22K and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc at $23K, though some Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills there earn up to $37K.
Pay by Experience Level for Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. 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. Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $42K. Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $50K.