Lube Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Lube Technicians in the United States, bringing in about $10.22 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geography, but the specific employer and tenure are influential factors as well. More than half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, just over two-fifths report medical coverage and just under a third claim dental coverage as well. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$15,101 - $29,045
$15K
$22K
$29K
MEDIAN: $22,174
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$8.56 - $13.32
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MEDIAN: $10.22
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$15,101 - $29,045  
   
Bonus
$48.18 - $3,712  
Profit Sharing
$1,150  
Commission
$71.49 - $7,830  
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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$18,300 - $31,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.56 - $13.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11 - $1.69  
Overtime
$12.03 - $19.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$48.18 - $3,712  
   
Commission
$71.49 - $7,830  
Profit Sharing
$1,150  
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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$18,300 - $31,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 961

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Job Description for Lube Technician

Vehicles require regular maintenance to keep operating at peak efficiency. A key element of this process is regular oil changes, and the person who usually performs this task is a lube technician. A lube technician typically works at dealerships or dedicated automotive service outlets. They are in charge of removing and replacing oil filters, draining the engine of old oil, and replacing it with new oil. The technician also treats the chassis with lube as required or suggested by the manufacturer. In this job, the technician must be aware of the manufacturer's suggested type of oil, which may require consulting a computer database or specification manual.

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Lube Technician Tasks

  • Explain technical diagnoses and repairs to customers.
  • Use automotive knowledge to assist customers with technical questions related to product installation and removal.

Common Career Paths for Lube Technician


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Lube Technicians may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Operations Manager. The latter position pays an average of $59K annually. The most common next step for a Lube Technician is to become an Automotive Mechanic or an Automotive Technician. The former position pays an additional $16K per year on average, and the latter position pays $17K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Lube Technician


The biggest paychecks can be found at Kwik Kar Inc. — the median salary there is $24K.

Jiffylube offers the least pay with a median salary of $20K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $22K.

Popular Skills for Lube Technician


Lube Technicians report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Oil Changes, change oil, Maintenance, and Fluid Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Team Leadership and Mechanical Tool Repair. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know Automotive Engine Repair.

Pay by Experience Level for Lube Technician

Pay by Experience for a Lube Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Lube Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 828 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Lube Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 134 salaries. An experienced Lube Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 68 salaries. A Lube Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 17 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $22,573

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

Fresno offers some of the highest pay in the country for Lube Technicians, 8 percent above the national average. Lube Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+4 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 15 percent south of the national average, can be found in Tucson. Below-median salaries also turn up in Chicago and Omaha (13 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

Lube Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Lube Technician?

Lube Technician in Cedar Park:
"Seeking Better Salary."
Pros: Ability to use mechanical aptitude and learn different types of vehicles.
Cons: Not enough pay, hours or ability to work overtime. No benefits (ie.. Medical/dental/vision/401k/ stock options/etc.

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Key Stats for Lube Technician

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 119 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Lube Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲8%

▲6%

▲6%

National Average
$23,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Lube Technician Salaries

Oil Changes
▲17%

change oil
▲2%

▲1%

Fluid Maintenance
▲1%


Customer Service
▼0%

National Average
$23,000

Mechanical Tool Repair
▼5%

Team Leadership
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 55%
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