The average hourly pay for an Automobile Mechanic is $16.58.
$10 - $26
$50 - $7,353
$983 - $5,000
$1,800 - $28,500
$22,789 - $60,780
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Job Description for Automobile Mechanic
An automobile mechanic needs to be well educated in a variety of subjects involved in car functions. Generally, you need some type of schooling to work in the auto mechanic industry. The majority of the time, a mechanic works indoors in a garage. If you grew up fixing your own car or friend's cars and know what your doing, you will have it easy when applying for a mechanic position. Most of the time someone might know how to fix or tweak a certain part of the car, but not the entire thing. When…Read more
Automobile 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.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Automobile Mechanic
The top respondents for the job title Automobile Mechanic are from the companies Firestone Complete Auto Care, Automotive and CarMax, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at CarMax, Inc. where the average pay is $20.89. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co and The Pep Boys, earning around $19.50 and $18.00, respectively. Automotive pays the lowest at around $14.74. Midas Auto Services and Firestone Complete Auto Care also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $16.00 and $17.46, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Automobile Mechanic
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Automotive Engine Repair, Troubleshooting, System Repair and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Maintenance.
Pay by Experience Level for Automobile Mechanic
An entry-level Automobile Mechanic with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.68 based on 48 salaries. An early career Automobile Mechanic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.62 based on 479 salaries. A mid-career Automobile Mechanic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.34 based on 368 salaries. An experienced Automobile Mechanic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.45 based on 459 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Automobile Mechanic in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 45.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (10.9% more) and Los Angeles, California (9.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (11.1% less) and Houston, Texas (9.5% less).
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