When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $20.75 per hour) can be spotted in San Antonio, Texas; Houston, Texas ($17.49), Columbus, Ohio (around $17.00), and Los Angeles, Calif. ($16.75) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Oklahoma City, Okla. — at approximately $9.17, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, Firestone Complete Auto Care pays its California employees the most; the pay rate there is $16.27 per hour.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $15.29 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (41 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $13.48 per hour.
The highest average salaries go to Automobile Mechanics, who bring in close to about $16.75 per hour, though Automotive Service Managers are not far behind at $15.88 along with Auto Mechanics (around $15.00) and Automotive Technicians (approximately $14.95). Maintenance Technicians are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $11.48.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to around $20.20 per hour for ASE Master Technicians, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Those with a GED or High School Diploma at Firestone Complete Auto Care come out on top, and their salaries approach $19.10 per hour.
Employees who count Electronic Troubleshooting among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is approximately $17.62 per hour. Automotive Engine Repair is regularly seen around here; more than half of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Many workers usually know Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and System Repair as well.
With a more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of Firestone Complete Auto Care's employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
19 percent — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. The larger part of employees participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Perks cover health insurance for a fair number of workers and dental coverage for a majority of employees. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 401(a), and paid holiday and sick leave.