Motorcycle Mechanics in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $14.83 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Around two in five enjoy medical while one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly an eighth. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$21,000 - $50,684
(Median)
$21K
$36K
$51K
MEDIAN: $36,174
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$10.15 - $21.49
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$10
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$21,000 - $50,684  
   
Bonus
$750  
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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$21,932 - $50,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.15 - $21.49  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.77  
Overtime
$14.62 - $31.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$750  
   
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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$21,932 - $50,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 157

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Motorcycle Mechanic

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


For Motorcycle Mechanics, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $33K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $30K. On average, Motorcycle Mechanics make $41K following one to two decades on the job. Motorcycle Mechanics who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $42K.

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Experience Affects Motorcycle Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 26%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 58%
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