Years of Experience
Average pay is $15.15 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (40 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $13.23 per hour.
Automotive Service Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $15.60 per hour — though Automobile Mechanics, Automotive Technicians, and Auto Mechanics also do fairly well at approximately $15.26, $14.88, and about $14.74, respectively. Financial compensation for Maintenance Technicians is rather low — on average only approximately $11.47 — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $18.33 per hour) can be spotted in Columbus, Ohio; San Antonio, Texas ($16.75), Seattle, Wash. (around $15.05), and Atlanta, Ga. ($15.00) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($14.48) in Orlando, Fla., one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the firm, employees working in California take home the most — approximately $15.51 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
ASE Master Technicians are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $19.64 per hour. Regarding pay and education, Firestone Complete Auto Care pays those with a GED or High School Diploma the most — $19.10.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Electronic Troubleshooting; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $16.53 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at Firestone Complete Auto Care is Automotive Engine Repair; just over a half of employees use it for work. Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and System Repair are also desirable skills.
Firestone Complete Auto Care's employees who answered the questionnaire are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Only a quarter of workers at Firestone Complete Auto Care enjoy paid vacation time, and just a sixth of survey respondents can take sick leave. A majority of workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. A strong majority of survey participants can count on health insurance, and the larger part of employees have dental coverage as a benefit. Additional benefits of working here are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, 401(a), and paid holiday and sick leave.