Lube Technician Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Lube Technicians in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $10.29 per hour nationwide. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Some workers in this field — slightly more than half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by just over two-fifths and dental plans are enjoyed by about a third. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$15,855 - $30,913
$16K
$22K
$31K
MEDIAN: $22,174
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$8.63 - $13.43
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MEDIAN: $10.29
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$0$31K
Salary $15,855 - $30,913
Bonus $50.34 - $3,981
Profit Sharing $800
Commission $72.13 - $14,544
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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$18,463 - $31,407
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 36
Hourly Data $0$19
Hourly Rate $8.63 - $13.43
Hourly Tips $0.15 - $1.46
Overtime $12.06 - $19.52
Annual Data $0$31K
Bonus $50.34 - $3,981
Commission $72.13 - $14,544
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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$18,463 - $31,407
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 916

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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 who go on to become Operations Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Operations Managers is $59K annually. Lube Technicians typically move into roles as Auto Mechanics or Automotive Technicians, and those positions pay $16K more and $17K more, respectively.

Lube Technician Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Lube Technician


Lube Technicians seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Kwik Kar Inc., where the average salary comes to $24K.

The lowest salaries can be found at Jiffylube — median pay is $20K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $16K and only reaching $22K.

Popular Skills for Lube Technician


Survey results suggest that Lube Technicians use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Oil Changes, change oil, Maintenance, and Fluid Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Team Leadership and Mechanical Tool Repair. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know Automotive Engine Repair.

Pay by Experience Level for Lube Technician

Pay by Experience for a Lube Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Lube Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 828 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Lube Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 134 salaries. An experienced Lube Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 68 salaries. A Lube Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 17 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $22,718

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Lube Technicians will find that Fresno offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 8 percent. Lube Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+3 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 16 percent south of the national average, can be found in Tucson. Below-median salaries also turn up in Chicago and Omaha (14 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

Lube Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Lube Technician?

Lube Technician in Lake Wales:
"Lube technician."
Pros: It is easy. The person I work with is great to be around.
Cons: It is so hot in the shed these trucks are being serviced in. The job is repetitive. Every day the same thing. No one Thanks you for your work being done on time. No one believes that you are a mechanic.

Lube Technician in Carlsbad:
"Lots of exercise."
Pros: Lots of exercise, work on your own, no one bothers you.
Cons: Can get a little boring at times....

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
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 127 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Lube Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲8%

▲6%

▲6%

National Average
$23,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Lube Technician Salaries

Oil Changes
▲16%

▲1%

change oil
▲1%


Fluid Maintenance
▼0%

National Average
$23,000

Customer Service
▼1%

Mechanical Tool Repair
▼6%

Team Leadership
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 127 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 53%
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