Motorcycle Service Technician Salary

Men account for the majority of Motorcycle Service Technicians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $15.26 per hour. A little over a half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one in four collect dental insurance. Most Motorcycle Service Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$22,669 - $61,746
(Median)
$23K
$41K
$62K
MEDIAN: $40,637
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$10.63 - $24.50
(Median)
$11
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$22,669 - $61,746  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,939  
Commission
$2,500  
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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$23,279 - $54,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.63 - $24.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.14  
Overtime
$14.61 - $29.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,939  
   
Commission
$2,500  
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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$23,279 - $54,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 156
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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.


For many Motorcycle Service Technicians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $31K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $35K on average. Motorcycle Service Technicians bring in $41K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $45K.

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
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 26%
medical benefits
Vision: 19%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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