Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for an Automobile Service Writer is $13.64
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Automobile Service Writers?
An entry-level Automobile Service Writer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.38 based on 19 salaries. An early career Automobile Service Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.59 based on 94 …Read more
What Do Automobile Service Writers Do?
An automobile service writer is a key employee in the service and maintenance department of large auto dealers and dedicated auto mechanic shops. The writer serves as something of a liaison between customers and the staff of mechanics and technicians. Service writers are the persons who write up all issues regarding a car brought in for service. They review estimates for accuracy, itemize and codify charges by parts and labor, and present customers with itemized invoices. They also serve as one …Read more
- Explain to customers what kinds of repairs or servicing their car needs, and make cost estimates for the work.
- Track repair status and fill out reports detailing the time spent on repairs and expenses for parts.
- Provide customer service and schedule service appointments.
- Ask owners questions and perform visual inspections of cars to determine the cause of problems.