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.

$24,943 - $62,196
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$62K
MEDIAN: $39,882
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$10.29 - $24.92
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,943 - $62,196  
   
Bonus
$2,050  
Commission
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$22,685 - $55,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.29 - $24.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$12.08 - $32.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$2,050  
   
Commission
$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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$22,685 - $55,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 95

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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

  • 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.

Motorcycle Service Technician Advice

Q: 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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Key Stats for Motorcycle Service Technician

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Motorcycle Service Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Motorcycle Service Technician Salaries

Automotive Engine Repair
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National Average
$34,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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