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Lube Technician Salary (United States)

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Lube Technicians earn an average of $9.75 per hour. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While slightly more than half report receiving no health benefits, just over a half do receive medical coverage, and just under a third have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
Lube Technician Salary (?
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$15,110 - $49,316
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49K
MEDIAN: $23,986
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Lube Technician Salary (?
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$7.91 - $12.85
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$15,110 - $49,316  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,203  
Commission
$-0.50 - $5,165  
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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$16,858 - $29,823  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.91 - $12.85  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.64  
Overtime
$10.26 - $18.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,203  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $5,165  
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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$16,858 - $29,823  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 388
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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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Compensation may increase greatly for Lube Technicians who advance to upper-end positions like Automotive Technician. Median pay for Automotive Technicians is $41K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Lube Technician

Although the highest salaries can be found at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc where median pay is $20K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $17K and $28K. Jiffylube offers the least money; the median income there is just $18K. The pay range is also pretty narrow, as compensation generally sits between $15K and $27K. Also approaching the lower end is Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Lube Technicians who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Customer Service and Automotive Engine Repair are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 12 percent and 6 percent respectively.

Lube Technician Reviews

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

Experienced
up arrow 18%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$21,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Lube Technician Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 12%
Automotive Engine Repair
up arrow 6%
National Average
$21,000

Job Satisfaction

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Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5 based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 54%