Tire Technician Salary

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 $11.63 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $4K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Tire Technicians can bottom out near $20K or peak near $39K depending on individual performance. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geography, but the company and tenure are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than two-fifths and dental coverage is claimed by about one in three. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$15,532 - $60,402
$16K
$25K
$60K
MEDIAN: $24,596
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$9.20 - $15.83
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MEDIAN: $11.63
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$15,532 - $60,402  
   
Bonus
$147.45 - $3,621  
Profit Sharing
$90.60 - $4,966  
Commission
$25.76 - $7,757  
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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$19,903 - $39,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.20 - $15.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05 - $1.83  
Overtime
$13.43 - $24.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$147.45 - $3,621  
   
Commission
$25.76 - $7,757  
Profit Sharing
$90.60 - $4,966  
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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$19,903 - $39,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 791

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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.

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Tire Technicians' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Diesel Mechanic. The average Diesel Mechanic brings home $41K per year. Auto Mechanics or Automotive Technicians are common next-step roles for Tire Technicians moving up in their careers; annual pay for Auto Mechanics is $13K higher on average, and it's $14K higher for Automotive Technicians.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Tire Technician


Discount Tire Co., Inc., Sam's Club, Big O Tires, Inc., The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co, and Les Schwab Tire Centers are among the top companies that take on many Tire Technicians. For Tire Technicians, comfortable salaries can be found at Les Schwab Tire Centers; in fact, median earnings sit around $33K, the highest in the area. Soaring salaries can also be found at Tire Pros, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co, and BJ's Wholesale Club, where earnings of $31K, $28K, or $26K are standard for Tire Technicians.

While select Big O Tires, Inc. employees may bring in up to $32K, a median salary of only $21K — the lowest in the field — suggests a serious lag in the earnings department. Also approaching the lower end are Belle Tire at $21K, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc at $23K, and Sam's Club at $23K.

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
0 %
Male
100 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 113 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Tire Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

Experienced
▲26%

Mid-Career
▲14%

National Average
$25,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Tire Technician Salaries

tires
▲29%

Safety Compliance
▲13%

BRAKES
▲10%

Sales
▲3%

tire
▲2%

National Average
$25,000


Maintenance
▼6%

Tools
▼6%

Cleaning
▼10%

Machine Operation
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
no benefits
None: 54%
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