$40,728
Avg. Salary
$15.86
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,039

Profit Sharing

$1,010

Commission

$3,710

The average pay for an Automobile Mechanic is $15.86 per hour.

The average pay for an Automobile Mechanic is $40,728 per year.

$10
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$16
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$26
90%
MEDIAN $16
$23k
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$70k
90%
MEDIAN $40,728
$23,149 - $69,635
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$70K
MEDIAN: $40,728
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$10.06 - $25.53
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$0$69K
Salary $23,149 - $69,635
Bonus $60.82 - $7,438
Profit Sharing $1,010
Commission $800 - $24,000
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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$21,351 - $60,455
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 607
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $10.06 - $25.53
Hourly Tips $0.04 - $3.91
Overtime $12.89 - $34.67
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $60.82 - $7,438
Commission $800 - $24,000
Profit Sharing $1,010
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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$21,351 - $60,455
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,528

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.

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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.

Automobile Mechanic Pay By Employer

$0$60K

$31,742

$47,400

CarMax, Inc.
2 profiles
$60,000

Common Career Paths for Automobile Mechanic


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Automobile Mechanics who transition into a Mechanical Engineer role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $64K per year. A common career progression for an Automobile Mechanic is to become an Automotive Mechanic or an Automotive Technician. Compared to Automobile Mechanics, the first group earns $1K more on average, and the second group earns $3K more.

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Popular Skills for Automobile Mechanic


Automobile Mechanics report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Electronic Troubleshooting, System Repair, Troubleshooting, and Automotive Engine Repair are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 9 percent. Those listing Maintenance as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Heavy Equipment Repair and Metal Inert Gas Welding also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in System Repair indicates knowledge of Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Automobile Mechanic

Pay by Experience for an Automobile Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Automobile Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 463 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Automobile Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 347 salaries. An experienced Automobile Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 394 salaries. An Automobile Mechanic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 294 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

10%

10%

9%

2%

-6%

National Average: $36,782

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Automobile Mechanics that is 31 percent greater than the national average, San Diego offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Automobile Mechanics can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Kansas City (+18 percent), Chicago (+18 percent), Baltimore (+18 percent), and Detroit (+14 percent). With compensation 7 percent below the national average, Minneapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Dallas and Memphis (7 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

Automobile Mechanic Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Automobile Mechanic?

Automobile Mechanic in Arlington:
"Long hours."
don't be afraid to brake things it's how you learn how not to fix ir

Automobile Mechanic in Griffin:
"I good at fix cars."
Pros: Get pay help people cars.
Cons: Noting.

Automobile Mechanic in Mount Vernon:
Pros: Being able to tell a customer that there vehicle is now safe to drive and seeing the smile on there face.
Cons: Customers who think my job is as quick as mcdonalds drive thru.

Automobile Mechanic in Dallas:
"The lengthy hours."
Focus keep a smile on your face keep on base with new tech strive to do your best every time your last job was your best job.

Automobile Mechanic in Dansville:
"Satisfing."
Pros: Fixing problems.
Cons: More money.

Automobile Mechanic in Toledo:
"Join the U.S Army."
Have fun and enjoy your work and do a good job.

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Key Stats for Automobile Mechanic

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 278 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
26%

Experience Affects Automobile Mechanic Salaries

▲21%

▲12%

National Average
$37,000

▼1%

▼18%

Skills That Affect Automobile Mechanic Salaries





National Average
$37,000

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▼8%

Heavy Equipment Repair
▼10%

Maintenance
▼43%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 278 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
no benefits
None: 58%