Average Mechanic Hourly Pay

$19.42
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,020
Bonus
$18,000
Commission
$1,500
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The average hourly pay for a Mechanic is $19.42.
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$12.65
MEDIAN
$19.42
90%
$29.65
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $30
Bonus
$124 - $5,271
Profit Sharing
$500 - $2,000
Commission
$4,700 - $22,500
Total Pay
$26,819 - $66,547
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What Do Mechanics Do?

Mechanic 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.

Job Satisfaction for Mechanic

3.7 out of 5
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What Are Popular Skills for Mechanics?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Mechanics?

An entry-level Mechanic with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.92 based on 11 salaries. An early career Mechanic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.18 based on 255 salaries. A mid-career Mechanic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.06 based on 183 salaries. An experienced Mechanic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.91 based on 162 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
Employees with Mechanic in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 41.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Baltimore, Maryland (18.4% more) and Chicago, Illinois (8.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (22.8% less), Atlanta, Georgia (15.6% less) and Houston, Texas (15.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 779 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.4%
Early Career
32.7%
Mid Career
23.5%
Experienced
20.8%
Late Career
21.6%