Entry-Level Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Salary (Australia)

The average rate for an Entry-Level Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic is AU$20.54 per hour.

AU$26,996 - AU$56,036
AU$27K
AU$45K
AU$56K
MEDIAN: AU$45,019
10%
50%
90%
AU$16.89 - AU$26.85
AU$17
AU$21
AU$27
MEDIAN: AU$20.60
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$57K
Salary AU$26,996 - AU$56,036
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$5,128
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$33,316 - AU$57,938
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 183
Hourly Data AU$0AU$41
Hourly Rate AU$16.89 - AU$26.85
Hourly Tips AU$8.66
Overtime AU$22.23 - AU$41.73
Annual Data AU$0AU$57K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$5,128
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$33,316 - AU$57,938
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 563

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 2018 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.

Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$43,707

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

Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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.

Key Stats for Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
32%

Skills That Affect Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Salaries



National Average
AU$44,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 11%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 89%