Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic in Melbourne, Victoria Salary (Australia)

The average wage for an Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic in Melbourne, Victoria is AU$22.45 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

AU$30,933 - AU$68,407
AU$31K
AU$51K
AU$68K
MEDIAN: AU$50,779
10%
50%
90%
AU$18.11 - AU$29.64
AU$18
AU$22
AU$30
MEDIAN: AU$22.50
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$68K
Salary AU$30,933 - AU$68,407
Bonus AU$79.46 - AU$17,114
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$36,242 - AU$65,175
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 119
Hourly Data AU$0AU$51
Hourly Rate AU$18.11 - AU$29.64
Overtime AU$26.98 - AU$51.12
Annual Data AU$0AU$65K
Bonus AU$79.46 - AU$17,114
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$36,242 - AU$65,175
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 229

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 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 155 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 130 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$52,000 based on 106 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$53,000 based on 44 salaries.

Key Stats for Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Salaries

▲10%

▲8%

▲4%

National Average
AU$49,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Salaries



National Average
AU$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 94%