Average Automotive Technician Hourly Pay

$11 - $27
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The average hourly pay for an Automotive Technician is $17.49.
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $27
$250 - $9,985
Profit Sharing
$91 - $4,264
$1,036 - $29,154
Total Pay
$24,327 - $62,840

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Job Description for Automotive Technician

Automotive 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.

Job Satisfaction for Automotive Technician

3.5 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Automotive Technician are from the companies Firestone Complete Auto Care, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co and Automotive. Reported salaries are highest at CarMax, Inc. where the average pay is $20.57. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Chrysler Group LLC. and Automotive, earning around $20.35 and $20.00, respectively. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc pays the lowest at around $11.38. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co and Firestone Complete Auto Care also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $15.16 and $15.16, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Automotive Technician

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 Technician

An entry-level Automotive Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.76 based on 112 salaries. An early career Automotive Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.61 based on 1,623 salaries. A mid-career Automotive Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.28 based on 1,130 salaries. An experienced Automotive Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.33 based on 1,249 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
Employees with Automotive Technician in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 25.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (17.9% more) and Houston, Texas (11.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (8.5% less) and San Antonio, Texas (6.0% less).

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