Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic in Lansing, Michigan Salary

An Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic in Lansing, Michigan earns an average wage of $18.71 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Electronic Troubleshooting, System Repair, Automotive Engine Repair, and Maintenance.

$44,219 - $73,250
$55K
MEDIAN: $55,000
50%

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$12.08 - $24.90
$12
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $19.00
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$0$73K
Salary $55,000
Bonus $2,653
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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$30,536 - $73,533
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 6
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $12.08 - $24.90
Overtime $29.88
Annual Data $0$73K
Bonus $2,653
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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$30,536 - $73,533
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

Job Description for Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic

Automotive service technicians are more commonly known as "car mechanics" Automotive service technicians diagnose, repair and perform maintenance on automobiles. When performing diagnostics, automotive service technicians use electronic testing equipment to identify problems. In addition to special diagnostic equipment, the automotive service technician works with a wide range of tools which are used for repairs of diagnosed problems. The automotive service technician performs a mix of physical and mental tasks during a typical day. Mental labor includes diagnosing problems and dealing with customers, while the physical labor comes from physical repairs to automobiles. Work settings for automotive service technicians are typically noisy, well-ventilated garages with good lighting. Automotive service technicians can often be found in uncomfortable physical positions and covered with grease when working on automobiles. Most automotive service technicians work in service repair garages. Clientele for auto mechanics runs the gamut, and includes anybody who needs to have their car serviced. Co-workers are typically other mechanics and supervisors. Although no formal college degree is required to become and automotive technician, it is becoming ever more important to actually receive formal training. This is because of the increasing use of complex computer programs, which aid in the diagnosis of vehicle service problems. Typical training programs in post-secondary institutions last two years and prepare the student for a career as an auto tech. After gaining employment, industry certification is required. Half of the automotive service technicians in the field work a typical 40 hours per week, while over 30 percent of employees work greater than 40 hours per week. The skills and knowledge which an automotive tech possesses afford the opportunity to work privately as well. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)


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.

About Lansing, Michigan

Ingham County, Michigan
114,110
Male:
54,333 (47.6%)
Female:
59,777 (52.4%)
Lansing /ˈlænsɪŋ/ is the capital of the US state of Michigan. It is located mostly in Ingham County, although portions of the city extend west into Eaton County and north into Clinton County. The 2010 Census placed the city's population at 114,297, making it the fifth largest city in Michigan. The population of its Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) was 464,036, while the even larger Combined Statistical Area (CSA) population, which includes Shiawassee County, was 534,684. It was named the new state capital of Michigan in 1847, ten years after its admittance as a state. The Lansing Metropolitan Area, colloquially referred to as "Mid-Michigan", is an important center for educational, cultural, governmental, commercial, and industrial functions. The area is home to two medical schools, one veterinary school, two nursing schools, two law schools—including Western Michigan University and Michigan State University—a Big Ten Conference university (Michigan State), the Michigan State Capitol,...
Lansing:
$37,426
Michigan:
$51,084
$738
Lansing:
$75,800
Michigan:
$137,500
5.5%

Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Job Listings

Key Stats for Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
38%

Skills That Affect Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲19%

System Repair
▲16%

Automotive Engine Repair
▲14%

Maintenance
▲14%

National Average
$44,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 25%