Mechanic Salary

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

$29,809 - $75,439
$30K
$46K
$75K
MEDIAN: $45,509
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50%
90%

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$10.36 - $26.16
$10
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.31
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$29,809 - $75,439  
   
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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$23,671 - $61,472  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.36 - $26.16  
   
Overtime
$14.87 - $37.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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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).
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$23,671 - $61,472  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 218

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Mechanic

Pay by Experience for a Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 84 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 102 salaries. An experienced Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 115 salaries. A Mechanic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 64 salaries.

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Key Stats for Mechanic

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲7%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼23%

Skills That Affect Mechanic Salaries

Mechanic
▲5%

National Average
$40,000

Heavy Equipment Repair
▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 43%