Lube Technician Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Lube Technicians earn an average of $9.90 per hour. The company is the main element affecting pay for this group — career duration and location are driving factors as well. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. While a little more than half report receiving no health benefits, just over a half do receive medical coverage, and slightly less than a third have dental, as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$14,885 - $35,498
(Median)
$15K
$22K
$35K
MEDIAN: $22,264
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$8.25 - $13.17
(Median)
$8
$9
$13
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$14,885 - $35,498  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,226  
Profit Sharing
$491.32  
Commission
$67.87 - $4,972  
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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$17,590 - $30,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.25 - $13.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.04 - $2.90  
Overtime
$11.03 - $18.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,226  
   
Commission
$67.87 - $4,972  
Profit Sharing
$491.32  
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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$17,590 - $30,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 760
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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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There are some Lube Technicians — though it's uncommon — that transition into Automotive Technicians, where earnings are an average $39K annually. Typical career progression for a Lube Technician involves becoming an Automotive Mechanic or an Automobile Mechanic, roles that pay $17K more and $15K more on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Lube Technician


Lube Technicians in search of the best pay head to Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, where the median salary rolls in at $20K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $28K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $17K.

Jiffylube offers the least pay with a median salary of $18K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $21K.


Survey results show that Lube Technicians use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Oil Changes, Customer Service, and Automotive Engine Repair are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 9 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Fluid Maintenance.

Pay by Experience Level for Lube Technician

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $21K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $23K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Lube Technicians make a median salary of $22K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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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
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Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$21,000


Skills That Affect Lube Technician Salaries

Oil Changes
up arrow 25%

Customer Service
up arrow 9%

Automotive Engine Repair
up arrow 4%

Mechanical Tool Repair
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National Average
$21,000

change oil
up arrow 1%

Maintenance
up arrow 2%

Team Leadership
up arrow 2%

Fluid Maintenance
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
medical benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 52%
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