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.

$23,834 - $63,848
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$24K
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$64K
MEDIAN: $40,237
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$10.24 - $24.89
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$23,834 - $63,848  
   
Bonus
$101.37 - $6,061  
Commission
$4,000  
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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$22,129 - $54,964  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.24 - $24.89  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.57  
Overtime
$12.26 - $32.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$101.37 - $6,061  
   
Commission
$4,000  
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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$22,129 - $54,964  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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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.


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.

Motorcycle Service Technician Advice

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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 59%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Motorcycle Service Technician Salaries


National Average
$34,000

Automotive Engine Repair
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
medical benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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