Automotive Service Technician Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Automotive Service Technicians in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $14.70 per hour nationwide. While years of experience and the particular employer impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Most Automotive Service Technicians are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. More than two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and more than a third claim dental coverage as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$20,495 - $76,524
$20K
$46K
$77K
MEDIAN: $45,655
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50%
90%

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$9.82 - $25.61
$9
$14
$26
MEDIAN: $14.18
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$0$76K
Salary $20,495 - $76,524
Bonus $81.70 - $9,933
Profit Sharing $1,200
Commission $2,035
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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$20,925 - $60,305
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 85
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $9.82 - $25.61
Overtime $13.18 - $30.08
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $81.70 - $9,933
Commission $2,035
Profit Sharing $1,200
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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$20,925 - $60,305
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 311

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.

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

Popular Employer Salaries for Automotive Service Technician


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Automotive Service Technicians include Firestone Complete Auto Care, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Discount Tire Co., Inc., The Pep Boys, and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Automotive Service Technicians flock to The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $27K lead the pack in compensation.

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 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 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
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Automotive Service Technician Salaries

▲60%

▲45%

▲15%

National Average
$33,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Automotive Service Technician Salaries

System Repair
▲31%



Troubleshooting
▲5%

Maintenance
▲1%

National Average
$33,000

BRAKES
▼11%

Customer Service
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 40%