An Automotive Technician earns an average wage of $17.84 per hour.
Automotive Technician Total Pay (?
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$26,922 - $76,325
(Median)
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35K
46K
59K
76K
MEDIAN: $45,713
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Automotive Technician Total Pay (?
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$10.01 - $25.87
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$26,922 - $76,325  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,541  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,068  
Commission
$983 - $40,337  
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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$22,706 - $60,725  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,786
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $25.87  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.55  
Overtime
$10.99 - $33.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,541  
   
Commission
$983 - $40,337  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,068  
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).
)
$22,706 - $60,725  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,786
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Job Description for Automotive Technician
An automotive technician performs routine repairs, diagnostics, and maintenance on vehicles, including brake and hydraulic, exhaust, primary and/or advanced fuel ignition and electrical, suspension and alignment, air conditioning and computer systems. They typically work in an automotive repair shop or chain, describing needed work to customers and providing cost estimates needed to bring customer's vehicles up to manufacturer's specifications; they also may open their own auto shop or work in specialty companies such as dealerships or car rental companies. An auto shop, which often runs during regular business hours, usually has more than one technician, who are supervised by a shop manager or senior technician. The automotive technician also orders auto parts and other supplies needed for the repairs.
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Automotive Technician Tasks
  • Communicate with customer service, parts and sales departments.
  • Diagnose malfunctions using electronic testing equipment.
  • Diagnose, repair and perform maintenance on automobiles.
  • Maintain inventory of tools and parts.
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Pay by Experience Level for Automotive Technician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Denver
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Las Vegas
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Houston
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Seattle
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San Francisco
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Atlanta
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National Average
$40,000
St. Louis
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Oklahoma City
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Orlando
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Experience Affects Automotive Technician Salaries

National Average
$40,000

Skills That Affect Automotive Technician Salaries

Automotive Engine Repair
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Troubleshooting
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System Repair
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National Average
$40,000
Maintenance
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
25%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 40%
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