Motorcycle Service Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Motorcycle Service Technicians in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $15.33 per hour. Job satisfaction for Motorcycle Service Technicians is high. Some workers in this field — slightly less than one-half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly less than a third. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,287 - $61,897
(Median)
$21K
$40K
$62K
MEDIAN: $39,772
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$10.56 - $24.44
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$11
$15
$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 - $4,654  
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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$22,761 - $54,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.56 - $24.44  
   
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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$22,761 - $54,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $31K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $35K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Motorcycle Service Technicians make a median salary of $40K. 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

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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 34%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

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
28%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 46%
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