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Motorcycle Mechanic Salary

Men account for the majority of Motorcycle Mechanics in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $15.06 per hour. Job satisfaction for Motorcycle Mechanics is high. Medical benefits are awarded to about two in five, and somewhere between a fifth and a fourth earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$19,594 - $73,974
(Median)
$20K
$39K
$74K
MEDIAN: $38,567
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50%
90%

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$9.92 - $22.62
(Median)
$9
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary 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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$19,594 - $73,974  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,949  
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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$20,732 - $51,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $22.62  
   
Overtime
$11.74 - $30.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,949  
   
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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$20,732 - $51,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 160

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Job Description for Motorcycle Mechanic

A motorcycle mechanic repairs and maintains motorcycles. Necessary skills include an understanding of how a motorcycle engine is constructed and operates and the ability to properly disassemble and reassemble an engine. Another required skill is knowledge of the construction of the motorcycle frame, including how operational parts are interrelated and fixed to the frame. The mechanic must be able to troubleshoot and affect repairs to any mechanical, electrical or electronic system of the motorcycle as needed. The mechanic must also have knowledge of test equipment and use it to evaluate the performance of the engine and other components. The mechanic should have the ability to listen to the engine and subsequently evaluate any problems with the operation of the motorcycle.

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Motorcycle Mechanic Tasks

  • Inspect, repair and maintain motorcycles.
  • Disassemble, reassemble, install and repair engines and other large parts.
  • Diagnose malfunctions using electronic testing equipment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Motorcycle Mechanic

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $27K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $35K. Motorcycle Mechanics with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $41K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $38K.

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Experience Affects Motorcycle Mechanic Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 22%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 57%