A Mechanic earns an average wage of $18.31 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.

$29,709 - $75,987
(Median)
$30K
$45K
$76K
MEDIAN: $44,580
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90%

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$10.34 - $26.21
(Median)
$10
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$29,709 - $75,987  
   
Bonus
$1,600  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$23,570 - $61,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.34 - $26.21  
   
Overtime
$14.84 - $37.53  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$1,600  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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).
)
$23,570 - $61,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 216
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Job Description for Mechanic

Mechanics generally repair vehicles such as cars, trucks, and airplanes. They work primarily in shops in which unpleasant conditions such as heat and loud sounds may be encountered, and a variety of part-time and full-time positions are available; some may also work on-call for whenever services are required.

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Mechanic Tasks

  • Communicate with customer service, parts and sales departments.
  • Diagnose malfunctions using electronic testing equipment.
  • Diagnose, repair and perform maintenance on automobiles.
  • Maintain inventory of tools and parts.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mechanic

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

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Experience Affects Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Skills That Affect Mechanic Salaries

Mechanic
up arrow 5%

National Average
$40,000

Heavy Equipment Repair
up arrow 3%


Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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