Lube Technician Salary

Male Lube Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $9.83 per hour in the United States. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — a little over a half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than two-fifths and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly less than a third. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$14,753 - $37,313
(Median)
$15K
$21K
$37K
MEDIAN: $20,943
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$8.15 - $13.02
(Median)
$8
$9
$13
MEDIAN: $9.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$14,753 - $37,313  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,203  
Commission
$-0.50 - $5,129  
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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$17,251 - $30,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.15 - $13.02  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.02 - $3.05  
Overtime
$10.82 - $18.41  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,203  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $5,129  
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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$17,251 - $30,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 548
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Lube Technician


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It's not very common for Lube Technicians to move on to become Automotive Technicians. Average pay for an Automotive Technician is $40K annually. Career advancement for the typical Lube Technician often leads to becoming an Automotive Mechanic or an Automobile Mechanic; median salaries in these positions are $17K higher and $15K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Lube Technician


Pay for Lube Technicians is the lowest at Jiffylube, which has a median salary of $19K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $25K.


Survey takers who work as Lube Technicians report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Customer Service command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include change oil.

Pay by Experience Level for Lube Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $21K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $23K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $22K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Lube Technicians report making only $21K on average.

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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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Experience Affects Lube Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
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National Average
$21,000


Skills That Affect Lube Technician Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 22%

Mechanical Tool Repair
up arrow 1%

Automotive Engine Repair
0%

Maintenance
0%

National Average
$21,000

change oil
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 53%
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