The average wage for a Service Writer is $12.49 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. A skill in Sales is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Service Writer Total Pay (?
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$22,033 - $58,738
(Median)
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59K
MEDIAN: $35,869
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Service Writer Total Pay (?
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$9.17 - $18.20
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$22,033 - $58,738  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,101  
Profit Sharing
$481.77 - $5,980  
Commission
$0.00 - $22,669  
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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$21,164 - $52,920  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 453
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.17 - $18.20  
   
Overtime
$12.79 - $27.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,101  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $22,669  
Profit Sharing
$481.77 - $5,980  
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).
)
$21,164 - $52,920  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 453
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Job Description for Service Writer
Service writers work with customers to document vehicle problems and schedule automotive repair services with the service team. The service writer is generally the first person to greet the customers when they arrive and the final point of contact after services are rendered. Service writers generally work in the automobile repair industry as part of the service department. Daily responsibilities include greeting customers, documenting any vehicle issues, preparing cost estimates, part sourcing and purchasing, and finalizing customer transactions.
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Service Writer Tasks
  • Provide customer service and schedule service appointments.
  • Ask owners questions and perform visual inspections of cars to determine the cause of problems.
  • Explain to customers what kinds of repairs or servicing their car needs, and make cost estimates for the work.
  • Track repair status and fill out reports detailing the time spent on repairs and expenses for parts.
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Experience Affects Service Writer Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 21%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$33,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Service Writer Salaries

Sales
up arrow 12%
National Average
$33,000
Customer Service
up arrow 1%
Customer Relations
up arrow 3%
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Gender
Female
37%
female alumni
 
Male
63%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 36%
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