Entry-Level Automotive Technician Salary

An Entry-Level Automotive Technician earns an average wage of $13.89 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Diagnosis and Treatment Planning and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding.

$19,293 - $56,882
$19K
$33K
$57K
MEDIAN: $32,807
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$9.75 - $20.07
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MEDIAN: $13.89
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$19,293 - $56,882  
   
Bonus
$199.00 - $5,847  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Commission
$970 - $12,307  
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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$20,534 - $45,534  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 319
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.75 - $20.07  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12 - $3.78  
Overtime
$12.80 - $27.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$199.00 - $5,847  
   
Commission
$970 - $12,307  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$20,534 - $45,534  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,640
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,749

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Automotive Technician Advice

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

Automotive Technician in Pittsburgh:
Stay away. No respect and feast or famine pay only getting worse as employers only see you as a number. Cars are extremely complex and your still looked down as some dumb grease monkey.

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.

Automotive Technician in St. Louis:
`"$Pride And Appreciation."`
Hard to find a place that you can be proud to work at and feel appreciation.

Key Stats for Automotive Technician

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 251 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
20%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Automotive Technician Salaries

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▲42%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▲10%





Maintenance
▼0%

National Average
$31,000

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
▼2%

Suspension
▼7%

Alignment
▼9%

BRAKES
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 251 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 46%
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