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Lube Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Lube Technicians in the United States, bringing in about $9.82 per hour. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Although just over two-fifths have medical coverage and slightly less than a third have dental coverage, a little more than half claim no health benefits at all. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$14,635 - $38,783
(Median)
$15K
$21K
$39K
MEDIAN: $20,943
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$8.11 - $13.09
(Median)
$8
$9
$13
MEDIAN: $9.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$14,635 - $38,783  
   
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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$17,141 - $29,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.11 - $13.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.04 - $3.14  
Overtime
$10.60 - $18.42  
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 - $1,212  
   
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).
)
$17,141 - $29,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 501

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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 some Lube Technicians move into positions like Automotive Technician (where the average salary is $40K), this progression is not the norm. A common career progression for a Lube Technician is to become an Automotive Mechanic or an Automobile Mechanic. Compared to Lube Technicians, the first group earns $17K more on average, and the second group earns $15K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Lube Technician


Jiffylube doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $18K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $25K and scope of pay is rather limited.


Lube Technicians note just a narrow range of job skills. Customer Service and Automotive Engine Repair are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 16 percent and 4 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Lube Technician

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $21K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $23K. Lube Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $23K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $21K.

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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 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Skills That Affect Lube Technician Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 16%

Automotive Engine Repair
up arrow 4%

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
69%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 52%
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