An Automotive Technician in Melbourne, Victoria earns an average wage of AU$25.70 per hour. A skill in Automotive Engine Repair is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

AU$27,335 - AU$70,957
AU$27K
AU$49K
AU$71K
MEDIAN: AU$48,796
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50%
90%
AU$19.33 - AU$31.63
AU$19
AU$26
AU$32
MEDIAN: AU$25.80
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$70K
Salary AU$27,335 - AU$70,957
Bonus AU$11.23 - AU$24,468
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$38,000 - AU$70,768
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 17
Hourly Data AU$0AU$43
Hourly Rate AU$19.33 - AU$31.63
Overtime AU$20.17 - AU$43.63
Annual Data AU$0AU$70K
Bonus AU$11.23 - AU$24,468
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$38,000 - AU$70,768
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 43

Job Description for Automotive Technician

An automotive technician performs routine repairs, diagnostics, and maintenance on vehicles, including brake and hydraulic, exhaust, primary and/or advanced fuel ignition and electrical, suspension and alignment, air conditioning and computer systems. They typically work in an automotive repair shop or chain, describing needed work to customers and providing cost estimates needed to bring customer's vehicles up to manufacturer's specifications; they also may open their own auto shop or work in specialty companies such as dealerships or car rental companies. An auto shop, which often runs during regular business hours, usually has more than one technician, who are supervised by a shop manager or senior technician. The automotive technician also orders auto parts and other supplies needed for the repairs.

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Automotive Technician 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 Technician Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Automotive Technician

Pay by Experience for an Automotive Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Automotive Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$44,000 based on 20 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Automotive Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$53,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Automotive Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$55,000 based on 13 salaries. An Automotive Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$68,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Automotive Technician

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
47%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Automotive Technician Salaries

▲28%

▲3%

National Average
AU$54,000

▼1%

▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
47%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 12%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 88%