Lube Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $10.15 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by the company and years of experience. Some workers in this field — a little more than half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than two-fifths and dental plans are enjoyed by just under a third. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$15,453 - $30,202
$15K
$22K
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MEDIAN: $22,174
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$8.57 - $13.44
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$15,453 - $30,202  
   
Bonus
$40.00 - $3,804  
Profit Sharing
$800  
Commission
$72.13 - $7,757  
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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$18,286 - $31,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.57 - $13.44  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.19 - $2.79  
Overtime
$12.09 - $19.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$40.00 - $3,804  
   
Commission
$72.13 - $7,757  
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$18,286 - $31,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 938

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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

  • Explain technical diagnoses and repairs to customers.
  • Use automotive knowledge to assist customers with technical questions related to product installation and removal.

Common Career Paths for Lube Technician


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Lube Technicians' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Operations Manager. The average Operations Manager brings home $59K per year. Career advancement for the typical Lube Technician often leads to becoming an Automotive Mechanic or an Automotive Technician; median salaries in these positions are $16K higher and $17K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Lube Technician


Kwik Kar Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $24K.

Salaries are easily beat at Jiffylube, where median pay comes to just $20K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $16K and ending at $22K, range in salary is rather small.

Popular Skills for Lube Technician


Lube Technicians report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Oil Changes, Maintenance, Automotive Engine Repair, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Team Leadership and Mechanical Tool Repair. Most people familiar with Customer Service also know Automotive Engine Repair.

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 $22K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $24K. Lube Technicians bring in $24K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Lube Technician Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Lube Technician

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 110 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Lube Technician Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 8%


National Average
$22,000


Skills That Affect Lube Technician Salaries

Oil Changes
up arrow 19%




change oil
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National Average
$22,000

Fluid Maintenance
up arrow 1%

Mechanical Tool Repair
up arrow 5%

Team Leadership
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 53%
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