A sizeable majority of Lube Technicians in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $10.11 per hour. While the company and tenure impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Lube Technicians — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than two-fifths and dental insurance is reported by just under a third. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$14,925 - $30,202
(Median)
$15K
$22K
$30K
MEDIAN: $21,940
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$8.50 - $13.29
(Median)
$8
$10
$13
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$14,925 - $30,202  
   
Bonus
$50.17 - $3,583  
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$18,202 - $31,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.50 - $13.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.19 - $2.78  
Overtime
$11.99 - $19.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$50.17 - $3,583  
   
Commission
$71.49 - $7,830  
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$18,202 - $31,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 891
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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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Lube Technicians may progress into high-paying roles like Operations Manager, where median compensation is $59K annually. When Lube Technicians are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Auto Mechanics or Automotive Technicians. Those roles pay an additional $16K and $17K, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Lube Technician


Kwik Kar Inc. offers the largest salaries in town — $24K on average.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $16K to just $21K — but Jiffylube offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $19K.

Popular Skills for Lube Technician


Survey results suggest that Lube Technicians put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Oil Changes, Maintenance, Customer Service, and Automotive Engine Repair are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Team Leadership and Mechanical Tool Repair. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Automotive Engine Repair.

Pay by Experience Level for Lube Technician

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $22K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $24K. Lube Technicians bring in $23K after working for 10 to 20 years. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $24K 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

Late-Career
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National Average
$22,000


Skills That Affect Lube Technician Salaries

Oil Changes
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Maintenance
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Customer Service
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Automotive Engine Repair
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National Average
$22,000

Fluid Maintenance
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Mechanical Tool Repair
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Team Leadership
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
medical benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 52%
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