Average Mid-Career Automotive Technician Hourly Pay in Chicago, Illinois

$20.00
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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Automotive Technician in Chicago, Illinois is $20.00.
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$20
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$31.34
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$10 - $31
Total Pay
$30,251 - $64,045
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What Do Automotive Technicians Do?

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.

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What Are Popular Skills for Automotive Technicians?

Skills in Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Automotive Engine Repair.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Automotive Technicians?

An early career Automotive Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $18.20 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Automotive Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.00 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.
Employees with Automotive Technician in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 26.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (15.0% more) and Seattle, Washington (14.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (6.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 27 survey responses.
Early Career
25.9%
Experienced
51.9%
Late Career
22.2%