AU$52,177
Avg. Salary
AU$23.51
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

AU$2,936

Bonus

AU$1,000

Profit Sharing

AU$7,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic is AU$23.51 per hour.

The average pay for an Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic is AU$52,177 per year.

AU$18.48
10%
AU$23.51
50%
AU$30.29
90%
MEDIAN AU$23.51
AU$32k
10%
AU$52k
50%
AU$70k
90%
MEDIAN AU$52,177
AU$32,476 - AU$70,166
AU$32K
AU$52K
AU$70K
MEDIAN: AU$52,177
10%
50%
90%
AU$18.48 - AU$30.29
AU$18
AU$24
AU$30
MEDIAN: AU$23.51
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$70K
Salary AU$32,476 - AU$70,166
Bonus AU$486 - AU$10,206
Profit Sharing AU$1,000
Commission AU$7,500
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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AU$37,993 - AU$66,723
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 440
Hourly Data AU$0AU$48
Hourly Rate AU$18.48 - AU$30.29
Hourly Tips AU$0.22
Overtime AU$25.54 - AU$48.40
Annual Data AU$0AU$66K
Bonus AU$486 - AU$10,206
Commission AU$7,500
Profit Sharing AU$1,000
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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AU$37,993 - AU$66,723
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,323

Job Description for Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic

Automotive service technicians are more commonly known as "car mechanics" Automotive service technicians diagnose, repair and perform maintenance on automobiles. When performing diagnostics, automotive service technicians use electronic testing equipment to identify problems. In addition to special diagnostic equipment, the automotive service technician works with a wide range of tools which are used for repairs of diagnosed problems. The automotive service technician performs a mix of physical and mental tasks during a typical day. Mental labor includes diagnosing problems and dealing with customers, while the physical labor comes from physical repairs to automobiles. Work settings for automotive service technicians are typically noisy, well-ventilated garages with good lighting. Automotive service technicians can often be found in uncomfortable physical positions and covered with grease when working on automobiles. Most automotive service technicians work in service repair garages. Clientele for auto mechanics runs the gamut, and includes anybody who needs to have their car serviced. Co-workers are typically other mechanics and supervisors. Although no formal college degree is required to become and automotive technician, it is becoming ever more important to actually receive formal training. This is because of the increasing use of complex computer programs, which aid in the diagnosis of vehicle service problems. Typical training programs in post-secondary institutions last two years and prepare the student for a career as an auto tech. After gaining employment, industry certification is required. Half of the automotive service technicians in the field work a typical 40 hours per week, while over 30 percent of employees work greater than 40 hours per week. The skills and knowledge which an automotive tech possesses afford the opportunity to work privately as well. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)

Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Tasks
  • Diagnose, repair and perform maintenance on automobiles.
  • Maintain inventory of tools and parts.
  • Communicate with customer service, parts and sales departments.
  • Diagnose malfunctions using electronic testing equipment.

Common Career Paths for Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic


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Pay by Experience Level for Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic

Pay by Experience for an Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$44,000 based on 724 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$50,000 based on 789 salaries. An experienced Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$53,000 based on 582 salaries. An Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$54,000 based on 279 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$50,497

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic?

Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic in Brisbane:
"Lovely."
Pros: Relaxed atomphere
Cons: The humidity

Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic in Bundaberg:
"Good bad and ugly."
Pros: Climate, cost of living.
Cons: Lack of industry.

Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic in Wollongong:
"Lots of work."
Pros: There is always work so I am always busy.
Cons: Travelling to wollongong from moss vale.

Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic in Warwick:
"Low money."
Money in this job is awful. Don't do it.

Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic in Melbourne:
"I know what im doing dont ask me."
I am better than you.

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Key Stats for Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Salaries

▲7%

▲5%

National Average
AU$50,000

▼2%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 94%