Men represent the vast majority of Motorcycle Mechanics in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $14.59 per hour nationwide. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Motorcycle Mechanics. Medical benefits are awarded to roughly two in five, and approximately one-fourth earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$19,463 - $50,255
$19K
$35K
$50K
MEDIAN: $34,817
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$10.03 - $21.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,463 - $50,255  
   
Bonus
$295.90 - $3,576  
Profit Sharing
$200.50  
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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$21,144 - $49,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $21.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.77  
Overtime
$14.54 - $36.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$295.90 - $3,576  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.50  
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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$21,144 - $49,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 155

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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 many Motorcycle Mechanics, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $29K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $33K. Motorcycle Mechanics with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $40K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $41K on average.

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Key Stats for Motorcycle Mechanic

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
041
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Motorcycle Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 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
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
dental benefits
None: 59%
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