Lube Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Lube Technicians in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $9.80 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Although more than half lack health benefits of any kind, just over two-fifths do enjoy medical insurance, and slightly less than a third get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$14,813 - $37,095

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$8.15 - $12.99

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$14,813 - $37,095  
   
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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$17,257 - $30,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.15 - $12.99  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.02 - $3.07  
Overtime
$10.85 - $18.39  
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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$17,257 - $30,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 563
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Lube Technicians sometimes become Automotive Technicians, where the average income is $40K per year. 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


Employees at Jiffylube take home the smallest paychecks, and $19K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $15K and quickly nearing the top at only $25K.


Lube Technicians report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Fortunate workers who know Customer Service can expect a significant pay bump, 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.


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. Lube Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $22K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $21K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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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
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
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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
12%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 54%
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