Tire Technician Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Tire Technicians earn an average of $11.65 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by the company and experience level. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Some workers in this field — slightly more than half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than two-fifths and dental plans are enjoyed by one in three.

$14,929 - $60,820
$15K
$24K
$61K
MEDIAN: $24,090
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90%

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$9.17 - $15.90
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.65
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$14,929 - $60,820  
   
Bonus
$154.56 - $3,587  
Profit Sharing
$814  
Commission
$25.34 - $7,891  
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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$19,748 - $39,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.17 - $15.90  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05 - $2.04  
Overtime
$13.50 - $24.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$154.56 - $3,587  
   
Commission
$25.34 - $7,891  
Profit Sharing
$814  
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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$19,748 - $39,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 764

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Tire Technician


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Tire Technicians who go on to become Diesel Mechanics may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Diesel Mechanics is $41K annually. Typical career progression for a Tire Technician involves becoming an Automotive Mechanic or an Automotive Technician, roles that pay $13K more and $14K more on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Tire Technician


Tire Technicians flock to Discount Tire Co., Inc., Sam's Club, Big O Tires, Inc., The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co, and Les Schwab Tire Centers, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. 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 $31K, $28K, or $26K at each firm, respectively.

Big O Tires, Inc. seems to offer the smallest paychecks with a median salary of only $21K. The pay range is quite narrow, too; compensation generally sits between $15K and $32K. Belle Tire, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Sam's Club are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($21K, $23K, and $23K respectively).

Pay by Experience Level for Tire Technician

Pay by Experience for a Tire Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Tire Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 560 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Tire Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 174 salaries. An experienced Tire Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 134 salaries. A Tire Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 50 salaries.

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Key Stats for Tire Technician

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 100 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Tire Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

Experienced
▲26%

Mid-Career
▲14%

National Average
$26,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Tire Technician Salaries

tires
▲28%

Safety Compliance
▲12%

BRAKES
▲10%

Sales
▲3%

tire
▲2%

National Average
$26,000


Maintenance
▼6%

Tools
▼7%

Cleaning
▼10%

Machine Operation
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 54%
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