Motorcycle Mechanic Salary

Men make up the majority of Motorcycle Mechanics in the United States, bringing in about $15.22 per hour. Most Motorcycle Mechanics report high levels of job satisfaction. Approximately two in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to a fourth collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,608 - $50,186
(Median)
$21K
$36K
$50K
MEDIAN: $35,915
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50%
90%

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$9.99 - $22.29
(Median)
$10
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,608 - $50,186  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,026  
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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$20,949 - $50,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.99 - $22.29  
   
Overtime
$13.73 - $30.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,026  
   
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).
)
$20,949 - $50,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $28K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $34K. Motorcycle Mechanics see a median salary of $40K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $38K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Motorcycle Mechanic Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

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
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 39% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 58%
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