Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for an Automotive Technician is $13.87
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 $12.75 based on 10 salaries. A mid-career Automotive Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.00 based on 5 salaries. An experienced …Read more
What Do Automotive Technicians Do?
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
- 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.