Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic in Birmingham, Alabama Salary

The average pay for an Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic in Birmingham, Alabama is $16.44 per hour. A skill in Troubleshooting is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$41,208 - $61,042
$50K
MEDIAN: $50,500
50%

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$10.93 - $25.90
$11
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $16.65
10%
50%
90%

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$0$70K
Salary $50,500
Bonus $3,600
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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$21,900 - $70,000
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $10.93 - $25.90
Overtime $22.00
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $3,600
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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$21,900 - $70,000
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

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 2017 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 Birmingham, Alabama

Jefferson County, Alabama
214,911
Male:
102,122 (47.5%)
Female:
112,789 (52.5%)
Birmingham (/ˈbɜːrmɪŋhæm/ BUR-ming-ham) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Alabama and the county seat of Jefferson County. The city's population was 212,237 in the 2010 United States Census. The Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of about 1,128,047 according to the 2010 Census, which is approximately one quarter of Alabama's population. Birmingham was founded in 1871, during the post-Civil War Reconstruction period, through the merger of three pre-existing farm towns, notably, former Elyton. It grew from there, annexing many more of its smaller neighbors, into an industrial and railroad transportation center with a focus on mining, the iron and steel industry, and railroading. Birmingham was named for Birmingham, England, one of the UK's major industrial cities. Most of the original settlers who founded Birmingham were of English ancestry. In one writer's view, the city was planned as a place where cheap, non-unionized, and African-American labor...
Birmingham:
$32,378
Alabama:
$44,765
$743
Birmingham:
$93,000
Alabama:
$134,100
6.2%

Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Job Listings

Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Reviews

Q: What is it like working in Birmingham?

Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic in Birmingham:
"Worked here my whole life."
Pros: It's near my house and I've always lived here.
Cons: Nothing negative to say. I've been here my entire life. I don't know any different.

Key Stats for Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
29%

Experience Affects Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Salaries

Experienced
▲7%

Late-Career
▲5%

National Average
$40,000

Skills That Affect Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Salaries

Troubleshooting
▲41%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲8%

Automotive Engine Repair
▲6%

System Repair
▲2%

Systems Troubleshooting
▲2%

National Average
$40,000

Maintenance
▼10%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 33%