Average Automotive Service Technician Hourly Pay

$14.85
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,987
Bonus
$4,000
Commission
$1,200
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The average hourly pay for an Automotive Service Technician is $14.85.
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$10.19
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$14.85
90%
$27.70
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$10 - $28
Bonus
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$403 - $2,543
Commission
$51 - $10,067
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What Do Automotive Service Technicians Do?

Automotive Service Technician 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.

Job Satisfaction for Automotive Service Technician

3.6 out of 5
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Popular Employer Salaries for Automotive Service Technician

The top respondents for the job title Automotive Service Technician are from the companies Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Firestone Complete Auto Care and The Pep Boys. Reported salaries are highest at Tesla Motors where the average pay is $21.50. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Firestone Complete Auto Care, earning around $13.52. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc pays the lowest at around $11.20. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.98.

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What Are Popular Skills for Automotive Service Technicians?

Skills in Automotive Engine Repair, Electronic Troubleshooting and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Technical Services and Maintenance.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Automotive Service Technicians?

An entry-level Automotive Service Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.49 based on 44 salaries. An early career Automotive Service Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.30 based on 266 salaries. A mid-career Automotive Service Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.79 based on 112 salaries. An experienced Automotive Service Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.47 based on 148 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.
Employees with Automotive Service Technician in their job title in Denver, Colorado earn an average of 68.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (58.2% more) and Dallas, Texas (21.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (10.8% less) and Charlotte, North Carolina (9.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 694 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.3%
Early Career
38.3%
Mid Career
16.1%
Experienced
21.3%
Late Career
17.9%