Motorcycle Service Technician Salary
A sizeable majority of Motorcycle Service Technicians in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $15.03 per hour. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Although more than half have medical coverage and slightly less than a third have dental coverage, just over two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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.Read More...
As such, a motorcycle service technician needs a valid driver’s license with the proper endorsements for motorcycles of various sizes in addition to the necessary training to diagnose/repair all types of mechanical and electrical issues in motorcycles. The training to achieve this may be demonstrated via a certificate program from a local vocational school or technical college.
Most such certificate programs require a high school diploma or equivalent as a prerequisite. Working for a dealership may require obtaining certification in one or more particular motorcycle brands as well.
Generally, motorcycle service technicians are also required to own their own hand tools, though many shops provide all needed power tools and compressors. Specific brands may also require certain specialty tools, which may or may not be provided. Most in this position work first-shift hours and answer to a service manager or sometimes a lead technician. They interact with not only their peers and coworkers, but also their customers throughout the day.
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.
For many Motorcycle Service Technicians, more experience generally translates to higher pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $30K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $37K. Motorcycle Service Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $41K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $54K.