The average hourly pay for an Automotive Technician with Automotive Engine Repair skills is $18.72.
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Job Description for Automotive Technician
An automotive technician performs routine repairs, diagnostics, and maintenance on vehicles, including brake and hydraulic, exhaust, primary and/or advanced fuel ignition and electrical, suspension and alignment, air conditioning and computer systems. They typically work in an automotive repair shop or chain, describing needed work to customers and providing cost estimates needed to bring customer's vehicles up to manufacturer's specifications; they also may open their own auto shop or work in …Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Automotive Technician
The top respondents for the job title Automotive Technician are from the companies Firestone Complete Auto Care, Automotive and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Reported salaries are highest at Chrysler Group LLC. where the average pay is $23.49. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include CarMax, Inc. and The Pep Boys, earning around $21.24 and $18.95, respectively. Bridgestone Americas pays the lowest at around $15.04. Firestone Complete Auto Care and Automotive also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $15.99 and $17.58, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Automotive Technician
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Electronic Troubleshooting, System Repair and Systems Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Troubleshooting and 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 $12.27 based on 25 salaries. An early career Automotive Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.44 based on 684 salaries. A mid-career Automotive Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.02 based on 652 salaries. An experienced Automotive Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.63 based on 739 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Automotive Technician in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 15.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Orlando, Florida (11.9% more) and Seattle, Washington (6.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (9.2% less) and San Antonio, Texas (8.8% less).
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