Tire Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $11.55 per hour. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $3K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $20K and hits $40K on the high end. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though the company and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Although a little over a half lack health benefits of any kind, more than two-fifths do enjoy medical insurance, and close to one-third get dental coverage, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$15,010 - $60,000
$15K
$24K
$60K
MEDIAN: $24,090
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50%
90%

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$9.14 - $15.88
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.55
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$15,010 - $60,000  
   
Bonus
$149.52 - $3,020  
Profit Sharing
$90.60 - $2,980  
Commission
$25.17 - $7,946  
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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$19,658 - $39,529  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.14 - $15.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05 - $2.00  
Overtime
$13.44 - $24.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$149.52 - $3,020  
   
Commission
$25.17 - $7,946  
Profit Sharing
$90.60 - $2,980  
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).
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$19,658 - $39,529  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 774

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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Automotive Technician. The latter position pays an average of $39K annually.

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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. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Les Schwab Tire Centers offers the most; Tire Technicians earn $33K on average there. Tire Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks at Tire Pros ($31K), The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co ($30K), and BJ's Wholesale Club ($26K).

Employees of Big O Tires, Inc. can expect to make the least, with the company offering a median salary of $21K; however, pay is widely dispersed from top to bottom, ranging from $15K to $32K. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Belle Tire at $21K, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc at $23K, and Sam's Club, where $23K is the norm.

Pay by Experience Level for Tire Technician

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Tire Technicians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $24K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $29K. For Tire Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $32K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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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 102 votes.
056
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Tire Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$25,000


Skills That Affect Tire Technician Salaries

tires
up arrow 29%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 13%

Sales
up arrow 3%

tire
up arrow 2%

National Average
$25,000


Maintenance
up arrow 6%

Tools
up arrow 6%

Cleaning
up arrow 10%

Machine Operation
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 54%
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