Motorcycle Mechanic Salary

Male Motorcycle Mechanics number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $15.18 per hour in the United States. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $10.01 per hour and $22.29. Most Motorcycle Mechanics like their work and job satisfaction is high. About two in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and roughly one in four collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,063 - $50,449

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$10.01 - $22.29

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,063 - $50,449  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,024  
Total Pay (?
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$21,005 - $50,182  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $22.29  
   
Overtime
$13.73 - $30.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,024  
   
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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$21,005 - $50,182  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163
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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 $28K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $34K. For Motorcycle Mechanics, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $40K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $39K.

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Experience Affects Motorcycle Mechanic Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 56%
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