Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $11.12 per hour. Overall, the greater share of Valvoline Instant Oil Change folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average around $10.54 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($13.90 per hour) can be spotted in Nashville, Tenn.; Woburn, Mass. (about $13.00), Lexington, Ky. (approximately $11.88), and Cincinnati, Ohio ($10.24) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Orlando, Fla. at approximately $9.86. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Minnesota, where the average Valvoline Instant Oil Change employee makes $11.20 per hour.
The highest average salaries go to Assistant Store Managers, who bring in close to $13.15 per hour, though Senior Maintenance Technicians are not far behind at about $11.13 along with Auto Mechanics (around $10.27) and Maintenance Technicians ($10.25). Financial compensation for Automotive Technicians is rather low — on average only approximately $9.50 — relative to the rest of the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Automotive Service Excellence Certificate Holders are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $14.61 per hour. Valvoline Instant Oil Change compensates GED or High School Diploma-holders the most at $9.74 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be People Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $14.00 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at Valvoline Instant Oil Change is Maintenance; a majority of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to know Customer Service, Troubleshooting, and Sales.
The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Valvoline Instant Oil Change gives paid vacation days to 28 percent and sick leave to one in six survey participants. To plan for old age, a solid majority of survey participants maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. The larger part of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for a majority of employees also include dental insurance. The company also dishes out perks such as tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.