£20,450
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

£1,933

Profit Sharing

£400

Commission

£1,500

The average pay for an Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic is £19,859 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Master Technician, Mechanical Tool Repair, Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles/Electric Vehicles (PHEV/EV), and Plug-in Hybrid Electic Vehicles/Electric Vehicles (PHEV/EV).

£13,237 - £29,356
£13K
£20K
£29K
MEDIAN: £20,450
10%
50%
90%
£6.38 - £12.27
£6
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£12
MEDIAN: £9.12
10%
50%
90%
£0£29K
Salary £13,237 - £29,356
Bonus £199 - £6,135
Profit Sharing £400
Commission £1,500
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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£13,338 - £29,166
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 11 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 907
Hourly Data £0£20
Hourly Rate £6.38 - £12.27
Hourly Tips £0.63
Overtime £8.86 - £20.55
Annual Data £0£29K
Bonus £199 - £6,135
Commission £1,500
Profit Sharing £400
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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£13,338 - £29,166
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 11 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 568

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.

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 ₤16,000 based on 303 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 ₤20,000 based on 262 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 ₤23,000 based on 255 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 ₤23,000 based on 147 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £20,250

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 Swansea:
"Unappreciated."
Pros: Problem solving. Satisfying customers. Enthusiastic for the vehicles.
Cons: Poor money. Unappreciated. Overworked. Time scale. Perks. Pressure.

Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic in Lowestoft:
"Poor."
Pros: Driving cars.
Cons: Hate working on cars.

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Key Stats for Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Salaries

▲15%

▲12%

National Average
₤20,000

▼3%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Salaries

Master Technician
▲27%

Mechanical Tool Repair
▲23%

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles/Electric Vehicles (PHEV/EV)
▲12%

Plug-in Hybrid Electic Vehicles/Electric Vehicles (PHEV/EV)
▲9%

▲7%

Diagnostic
▲5%

mot
▼0%

National Average
₤20,000


diagnostics
▼5%

Mechanic
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 89%