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Lube Technician Salary

The average rate for a Lube Technician is $9.82 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Automotive Engine Repair and Customer Service. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
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$14,514 - $39,453
(Median)
$15K
$21K
$39K
MEDIAN: $20,845
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90%

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$8.10 - $13.07
(Median)
$8
$9
$13
MEDIAN: $9.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$14,514 - $39,453  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,212  
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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$17,109 - $30,141  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate 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$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.10 - $13.07  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.04 - $3.14  
Overtime
$10.38 - $18.52  
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.
)
$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,212  
   
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).
)
$17,109 - $30,141  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 482

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Lube Technician

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

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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
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Skills That Affect Lube Technician Salaries

Automotive Engine Repair
up arrow 13%

Customer Service
up arrow 12%

Mechanical Tool Repair
up arrow 1%

National Average
$21,000

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 53%