Average Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Hourly Pay

$11 - $28
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,231
Bonus
$4,812
Commission
$1,207
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for an Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic is $17.60.
10%
$10.78
MEDIAN
$17.60
90%
$27.77
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $28
Bonus
$146 - $8,810
Profit Sharing
$31 - $8,236
Commission
$494 - $21,211
Total Pay
$24,025 - $63,773

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Job Description for Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic

Automotive Service Technician / 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.

Job Satisfaction for Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic

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The top respondents for the job title Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic are from the companies Firestone Complete Auto Care, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc and Automotive. Reported salaries are highest at CarMax, Inc. where the average pay is $22.40. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Automotive and The Pep Boys, earning around $17.56 and $15.85, respectively. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc pays the lowest at around $11.36. Bridgestone Americas and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $14.59 and $14.68, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic

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

Pay by Experience Level for Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic

An entry-level Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.18 based on 325 salaries. An early career Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.41 based on 4,557 salaries. A mid-career Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.09 based on 3,104 salaries. An experienced Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.83 based on 3,580 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
Employees with Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 24.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (11.1% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (8.4% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 15,087 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.2%
Early Career
30.2%
Mid Career
20.6%
Experienced
23.7%
Late Career
23.3%