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Motorcycle Service Technician Salary

Men account for the majority of Motorcycle Service Technicians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $15.39 per hour. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and roughly one in four receive dental plans. Job satisfaction for Motorcycle Service Technicians is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$21,141 - $60,480
(Median)
$21K
$39K
$60K
MEDIAN: $39,411
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90%

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$10.56 - $24.83
(Median)
$11
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$21,141 - $60,480  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,549  
Commission
$1,008 - $5,005  
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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$22,728 - $54,557  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.56 - $24.83  
   
Overtime
$14.67 - $29.02  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,549  
   
Commission
$1,008 - $5,005  
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).
)
$22,728 - $54,557  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 150

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Job Description for Motorcycle Service Technician

Motorcycle service technicians, sometimes simply referred to as motorcycle mechanics, are key employees in many types of businesses; motorcycle dealerships, dealers of recreational and outdoor vehicles, and even some freestanding auto repair shops employ motorcycle service technicians. Individuals in this position work in almost all weather conditions; they not only work in open-bay garages, but must also be able to road-test bikes after repairs have been completed.

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Motorcycle Service Technician Tasks

  • Perform diagnostic and maintenance services.
  • Install customized options and detailing.
  • Service and repair motorcycles.

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Pay by Experience Level for Motorcycle Service Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $30K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $35K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $40K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $46K.

Motorcycle Service Technician Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Motorcycle Service Technician in Seattle:
"When You Do The Thing You Love, You're Not Going To Get Paid."
If you're going to do this because you love motorcycles and Harley-Davidson in particular;, then expect to not get paid much and expect to be worked to death from spring to fall and likely be laid off in the winter time. You'll be expected to be at the job all the (allowable) hours and days they're open from spring to fall, and then if you weren't there every opportunity during that time, then they're going to lay you off in the winter.

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Experience Affects Motorcycle Service Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 45%