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Motorcycle Service Technician Salary (United States)

Men account for the majority of Motorcycle Service Technicians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $15.39 per hour. Although more than two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and approximately one in four get dental coverage, too. Work is enjoyable for Motorcycle Service Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Motorcycle Service Technician Salary (?
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$20,361 - $59,706
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MEDIAN: $39,575
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Motorcycle Service Technician Salary (?
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$10.15 - $24.24
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National Salary Data

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$20,361 - $59,706  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,485  
Commission
$2,000 - $5,050  
Total Pay (?
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$21,245 - $53,614  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.15 - $24.24  
   
Overtime
$14.50 - $29.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,485  
   
Commission
$2,000 - $5,050  
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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$21,245 - $53,614  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 145
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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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $30K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $35K. Motorcycle Service Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $39K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $46K.

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
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Experienced
up arrow 13%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 42%