Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic with Maintenance Skills Salary

Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills can expect to earn an average of $15.50 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills stretch from $22K on the lower end to $58K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $30K from profit sharing. While years of experience and geography impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. While some workers in this profession — a little less than one-half — do not have any health coverage, just over a half do receive medical benefits and approximately two in five have dental insurance. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$23,679 - $72,908
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$73K
MEDIAN: $41,896
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$10.18 - $25.18
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$0$72K
Salary $23,679 - $72,908
Bonus $147.40 - $10,174
Profit Sharing $4,200
Commission $202.26 - $21,500
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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$22,197 - $58,584
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 506
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $10.18 - $25.18
Hourly Tips $0.06 - $6.85
Overtime $14.52 - $31.72
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $147.40 - $10,174
Commission $202.26 - $21,500
Profit Sharing $4,200
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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$22,197 - $58,584
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,214

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Popular Employer Salaries for Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic


Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills flock to Firestone Complete Auto Care, Bridgestone Americas, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co, The Pep Boys, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. The biggest paychecks can be found at CarMax, Inc. — the median salary there is $46K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $31K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $64K. Bridgestone Americas, Toyota Dealership, and Big O Tires, Inc. are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills earning around $41K, $40K, or $39K at each firm, respectively.

Employees at Valvoline Instant Oil Change take home the smallest paychecks, and $22K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $16K and quickly nearing the top at only $26K. Other low-paying employers include Sears Holdings Corporation at $22K and The Pep Boys at $23K, though some Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills there earn up to $44K.

Pay by Experience Level for Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic

Pay by Experience for an Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 1,122 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 748 salaries. An experienced Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 685 salaries. An Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 316 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,943

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 28 percent greater than the national average. Auto Mechanics with Maintenance skills will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+23 percent), Las Vegas (+20 percent), Phoenix (+18 percent), and Chicago (+15 percent). The lowest-paying market is St. Louis, which sits 7 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Houston (7 percent less) and San Diego (4 percent less).

Key Stats for Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 664 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
▲40%

▲15%

▲1%

National Average
$36,000

▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 664 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 46%
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