Motorcycle Service Technician Salary

A sizeable majority of Motorcycle Service Technicians in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $15.31 per hour. Most Motorcycle Service Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Some workers in this field — slightly less than half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by over one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by just under one in three. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$21,287 - $61,897
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$21K
$39K
$62K
MEDIAN: $38,895
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$10.54 - $24.47
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$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$21,287 - $61,897  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,698  
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: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.54 - $24.47  
   
Overtime
$14.63 - $29.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,698  
   
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: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 149
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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.


Motorcycle Service Technicians with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $31K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $35K. Motorcycle Service Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $40K. Motorcycle Service Technicians who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $46K.

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
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Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
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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
28%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 28%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 46%
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