An Entry-Level Automotive Technician earns an average wage of $13.66 per hour. A skill in Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding is associated with high pay for this job.

$19,234 - $57,376
(Median)
$19K
$34K
$57K
MEDIAN: $33,923
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$9.71 - $20.01
(Median)
$9
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$19,234 - $57,376  
   
Bonus
$197.27 - $6,082  
Profit Sharing
$850  
Commission
$972 - $12,208  
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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$20,451 - $45,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 324
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.71 - $20.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05 - $2.59  
Overtime
$12.39 - $26.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$197.27 - $6,082  
   
Commission
$972 - $12,208  
Profit Sharing
$850  
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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$20,451 - $45,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,706
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,453

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Automotive Technician Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Automotive Technician in Appleton:
"More knowledge doesn't always equate to more pay."
Work hard , study hard and stay focused on balancing quality of work with efficiency and customer satisfaction. A well done repair is valuable to the customer and owner of the shop. Satisfaction is achieved when you know it was fixed right the first time.

Automotive Technician in Tucson:
"Get an office job."
Don't tear up your body for your employer they won't be around when your old and gray and hurting from Head to toe.

Automotive Technician in Tulsa:
No such thing as a dumb question, as long as you ask the right person. Be a good listener. Be the first on there, and the last one to leave.

Automotive Technician in Hudson:
"Technician life."
Make sure you have a plan and open channel for communication with whom ever is in charge of reviews and such.

Automotive Technician in Williamsburg:
"Overworked underpaid."
Great job, hectic and fast paced but sometimes slow just love to have full staff.

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Skills That Affect Automotive Technician Salaries

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 11%




Troubleshooting
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National Average
$30,000

Maintenance
up arrow 1%

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
up arrow 1%

Suspension
up arrow 6%

BRAKES
up arrow 8%

Alignment
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 257 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
medical benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 46%
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