Motorcycle Service Technician Salary

Male Motorcycle Service Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $15.31 per hour in the United States. While some workers in this profession — just over two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, a little more than half do receive medical benefits and slightly less than a third have dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Motorcycle Service Technicians is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$21,447 - $61,723

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$10.53 - $24.50

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$21,447 - $61,723  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,654  
Commission
$1,000 - $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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$22,728 - $54,925  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.53 - $24.50  
   
Overtime
$14.90 - $29.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,654  
   
Commission
$1,000 - $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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$22,728 - $54,925  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $31K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $36K. Motorcycle Service Technicians see a median salary of $41K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Motorcycle Service Technicians who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $46K on average.

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 34%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 45%
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