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Motorcycle Mechanic Salary

Men make up the majority of Motorcycle Mechanics in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $14.76 per hour. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Around two in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and around one in five collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$20,135 - $54,631
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MEDIAN: $36,258
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$9.88 - $21.80
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$20,135 - $54,631  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
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$20,668 - $50,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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Hourly Rate
$9.88 - $21.80  
   
Overtime
$11.15 - $29.87  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
   
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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$20,668 - $50,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 179
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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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $27K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $34K. Motorcycle Mechanics claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $40K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $38K.

Experience Affects Motorcycle Mechanic Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 41% dental benefits Dental: 21%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 56%