Average Automotive Technician with Automotive Engine Repair Skills Hourly Pay in Chicago, Illinois

$18.79
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The average hourly pay for an Automotive Technician with Automotive Engine Repair skills in Chicago, Illinois is $18.79.
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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.

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Popular Skills for Automotive Technician

Skills in Electronic Troubleshooting and System Repair 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 early career Automotive Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $18.67 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Automotive Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.50 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Automotive Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.49 based on 11 salaries.
Employees with Automotive Technician in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 12.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Orlando, Florida (11.4% more) and Seattle, Washington (6.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (9.5% less), San Antonio, Texas (9.2% less) and Phoenix, Arizona (4.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 25 survey responses.
Early Career
20.0%
Mid Career
36.0%
Experienced
44.0%