Motorcycle Service Technician Salary
Men represent the vast majority of Motorcycle Service Technicians in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $15.12 per hour nationwide. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and one in three have dental, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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
- Service and repair motorcycles.
- Install customized options and detailing.
- Perform diagnostic and maintenance services.
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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 and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $31K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $37K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $41K in this role. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $52K.
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