The average hourly pay for an Experienced Automotive Technician with Electronic Troubleshooting skills in Seattle, Washington is $26.12.
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$16 - $32
$3,600 - $10,500
$40,560 - $75,174
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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.
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Popular Skills for Automotive Technician
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills that pay less than market rate include Maintenance, System Repair, Troubleshooting and Automotive Engine Repair.
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 $22.00 based on 10 salaries. A mid-career Automotive Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.50 based on 13 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $27.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Automotive Technician in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 5.3% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (32.7% less), St. Louis, Missouri (20.3% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (11.9% less).
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