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Lube Technician Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Lube Technician is $9.78 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in Customer Service is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.
Lube Technician Salary (?
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$14,203 - $40,547
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MEDIAN: $21,765
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Lube Technician Salary (?
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$7.97 - $12.86
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,203 - $40,547  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,211  
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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$16,921 - $29,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.97 - $12.86  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.02 - $3.13  
Overtime
$10.17 - $18.34  
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 - $1,211  
   
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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$16,921 - $29,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 413
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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.

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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

Experienced
up arrow 13%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$21,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Skills That Affect Lube Technician Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 12%
National Average
$21,000
Automotive Engine Repair
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5 based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 55%