Men make up the majority of Tire Technicians in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $11.42 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Tire Technicians stretch from $19K on the lower end to $40K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $3K from bonuses and $3K from profit sharing. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and tenure are driving factors as well. Some workers in this field — just over a half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by slightly less than one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by over a third. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$14,858 - $53,582
(Median)
$15K
$24K
$54K
MEDIAN: $24,210
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90%

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$9.11 - $15.66
(Median)
$9
$11
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$14,858 - $53,582  
   
Bonus
$150.06 - $3,091  
Profit Sharing
$91.92 - $3,425  
Commission
$25.17 - $9,933  
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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$19,497 - $39,763  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.11 - $15.66  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05 - $1.30  
Overtime
$13.45 - $24.36  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$150.06 - $3,091  
   
Commission
$25.17 - $9,933  
Profit Sharing
$91.92 - $3,425  
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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$19,497 - $39,763  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 743
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Job Description for Tire Technician

Tire technicians work in garages and for mechanics, helping to inspect, repair, and replace tires. For some shops, tire technicians also must be willing and able to operate roadside service vehicles (typically a pickup truck not requiring a commercial driver's license) and assist stranded motorists in need of assistance.

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Tire Technician Tasks

  • Use automotive knowledge to assist customers with technical questions related to product installation and removal.
  • Explain technical diagnoses and repairs to customers.

Common Career Paths for Tire Technician


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As Tire Technicians transition into upper-level roles such as Automotive Technician, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Automotive Technicians earn $39K on average per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Tire Technician


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Tire Technicians include Discount Tire Co., Inc., Sam's Club, Big O Tires, Inc., The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co, and Les Schwab Tire Centers. Those at Les Schwab Tire Centers can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $33K. Tire Pros, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co, and BJ's Wholesale Club are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Tire Technicians earning around $33K, $30K, or $26K at each firm, respectively.

The smallest paychecks can be found at Big O Tires, Inc. — the median salary there is $21K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with salaries varying between $15K and $32K. Workers at Belle Tire, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Sam's Club also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $21K, $23K, and $23K respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Tire Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Tire Technicians do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $24K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $30K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $32K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Tire Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$25,000


Skills That Affect Tire Technician Salaries

tires
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Safety Compliance
up arrow 11%

Sales
up arrow 4%

National Average
$25,000

tire
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Customer Service
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Maintenance
up arrow 5%

Tools
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Cleaning
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Machine Operation
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
medical benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 52%
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