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.

$20,097 - $58,006
$20K
$34K
$58K
MEDIAN: $34,309
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90%

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$9.85 - $20.29
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$14
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MEDIAN: $14.17
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$0$58K
Salary $20,097 - $58,006
Bonus $243.23 - $5,120
Profit Sharing $850
Commission $993 - $12,080
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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$20,856 - $46,511
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 303
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $9.85 - $20.29
Hourly Tips $0.12 - $3.75
Overtime $13.44 - $27.74
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $243.23 - $5,120
Commission $993 - $12,080
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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$20,856 - $46,511
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,577

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Automotive Technician Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Automotive Technician

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,179

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

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 Doylestown:
Get out while you can, a very un rewarding field. Some can make a decent living but with the flat rate system you can become overwhelmed quickly when work is excessive or when no work is available.

Automotive Technician in Rochester:
"Abuse on the body and mind. Long hours."
Work hard and pay attention to elders in the field. Learn as much as possible especially with electrical diag.

Automotive Technician in Doylestown:
"Flat Rate Technicians."
Formulate a plan B as you traverse the years.

Key Stats for Automotive Technician

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 312 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
20%
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Skills That Affect Automotive Technician Salaries

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▲40%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▲9%





National Average
$31,000

Maintenance
▼2%

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
▼4%

Suspension
▼8%

Alignment
▼10%

BRAKES
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 312 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 46%
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