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Motorcycle Mechanic Salary (United States)

A sizeable majority of Motorcycle Mechanics in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $14.62 per hour. Around two in five enjoy medical while about a fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one in ten. Most Motorcycle Mechanics report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Motorcycle Mechanic Salary (?
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$20,033 - $50,868
(Median)
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26K
36K
44K
51K
MEDIAN: $35,530
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Motorcycle Mechanic Salary (?
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$9.79 - $22.51
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,033 - $50,868  
   
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$0.00 - $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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$20,531 - $50,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $22.51  
   
Overtime
$10.30 - $30.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $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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$20,531 - $50,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 183
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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 $26K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $34K. Motorcycle Mechanics who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $40K. Motorcycle Mechanics who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $38K. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience — of those surveyed, a majority land within this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining one in ten.
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Experience Affects Motorcycle Mechanic Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 30%
Late-Career
up arrow 22%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$31,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 20%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 57%