$48,960
Avg. Salary
$14.85
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,977

Profit Sharing

$1,050

Commission

$2,320

The average pay for an Automotive Service Technician is $14.85 per hour.

The average pay for an Automotive Service Technician is $48,960 per year.

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MEDIAN $15
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MEDIAN $48,960
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MEDIAN: $48,960
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$0$79K
Salary $22,488 - $79,744
Bonus $194 - $9,498
Profit Sharing $242 - $29,799
Commission $1.71 - $11,920
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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$20,913 - $60,245
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 191
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $9.80 - $25.64
Hourly Tips $0.13
Overtime $13.45 - $30.57
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $194 - $9,498
Commission $1.71 - $11,920
Profit Sharing $242 - $29,799
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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$20,913 - $60,245
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 741

Job Description for Automotive Service Technician

Automotive service technicians engage in the inspection, diagnosis, and repair of malfunctioning automobiles. They replace defective parts, repair parts that may be broken, and adjust parts to ensure that vehicles are in proper working order. They are also responsible for filling out reports and paperwork associated with this work. They are usually expected to provide their own set of basic hand tools, and they must be proficient in the use of screwdrivers, socket wrenches, impact guns, and tools associated with changing tires and oil. Entry-level automotive service technicians are often required to clean and maintain the service area. Good verbal and written communication skills may be required, as in some businesses the automotive service technician will be required to interact with customers.

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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.

Automotive Service Technician Pay By Employer

$0$40K

$22,555

$27,048

The Pep Boys
7 profiles
$20,800

$26,002

$21,307

Common Career Paths for Automotive Service Technician


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Automotive Service Technicians may enjoy increased earnings if they become Automotive Technicians. This seems to be a popular career move, and Automotive Technician earn a slightly higher median of $39K annually.

Automotive Service Technician Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Automotive Service Technician

Pay by Experience for an Automotive Service Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Automotive Service Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 273 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Automotive Service Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 132 salaries. An experienced Automotive Service Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 120 salaries. An Automotive Service Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 74 salaries.

Automotive Service Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Automotive Service Technician?

Automotive Service Technician in Anaheim:
"Senior technician."
Pros: The identifix program helps find solutions to common problems. Certain Co workers are great teammates. Knowledge is shared from older technicians .
Cons: Very hard to get a raise even though they push productivity consistently. They do not want to pay double minimum wage for providing your own tools for work yet they do not provide all the tools needed. Managers deliberately change the time punches to avoid meal times after fifth hour and often change the overtime actually worked to lower cost and budget on their end . Alot of over time has been lost due to these altered punches which can only be done by managers.

Automotive Service Technician in Springfield:
"Think twice."
You are not going to want to be doing this in ten years.

Automotive Service Technician in Birmingham:
"Low pay."
Make sure you get into this field knowing raises are hardly given.

Automotive Service Technician in Grand Forks:
"Perks of Hard Work."
Pros: I love the atmosphere that I have the opportunity to work in. There is a lot of room for learning and becoming more skilled in my career field. My coworkers are supportive if I have any questions about the job at hand.
Cons: The nicks and cuts can sometimes become an annoyance but that's the nature of the beast.

Automotive Service Technician in Orlando:
"The Money Is Never Enough."
Hopefully you love working on cars and can be content. Hours can be long, projects can be difficult, get used to people. Focus and take your time to do the job properly. Having to go back and repeat something you forgot or missed causes you to lose money in the long run. Fix it right the first time.

Automotive Service Technician in Thousand Oaks:
"Think Big Shoot For The Stars."
Pros: Good learning experiences. Constantly learning with the ever changing automotive industry.
Cons: Really stressful pay is never the same. Work hard for nothing sometimes.

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Key Stats for Automotive Service Technician

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 151 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Automotive Service Technician Salaries

▲50%

▲37%

▲8%

National Average
$35,000

▼23%

Skills That Affect Automotive Service Technician Salaries

System Repair
▲24%



National Average
$35,000

Troubleshooting
▼1%

Maintenance
▼5%

BRAKES
▼17%

Customer Service
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 151 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 37%