Late-Career Automotive Technician Salary

A large fraction of take-home pay for Late-Career Automotive Technicians comes from commissions — slightly less than half on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $51K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — over a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and about two in five receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$36,496 - $90,819
$36K
$54K
$91K
MEDIAN: $53,985
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$15.94 - $31.11
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MEDIAN: $23.80
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$36,496 - $90,819  
   
Bonus
$296.43 - $18,246  
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
Commission
$24,000  
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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$35,596 - $74,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 263
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.94 - $31.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.15  
Overtime
$17.62 - $45.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$296.43 - $18,246  
   
Commission
$24,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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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$35,596 - $74,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 536

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Firestone Complete Auto Care, Automotive, AutoNation, Inc., The Pep Boys, and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co are all popular places to work. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Automotive offers the most; Late-Career Automotive Technicians earn $58K on average there.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,399

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

For those looking to make money, Late-Career Automotive Technicians in Charlotte enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. Late-Career Automotive Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+17 percent), Cincinnati (+14 percent), Houston (+7 percent), and San Antonio (+2 percent). In Phoenix, salaries are 16 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Rochester (15 percent lower) and Buffalo (12 percent lower).

Key Stats for Automotive Technician

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 112 votes.
20 years or more
100%
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Skills That Affect Automotive Technician Salaries

Plug-in Hybrid Electic Vehicles/Electric Vehicles (PHEV/EV)
▲5%


diagnosis
▲2%




Systems Troubleshooting
▲1%

National Average
$51,000

▼3%

diagnostics
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 38%
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