Average Early-Career Mechanic Hourly Pay

$16.26
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$800
Bonus
$1,500
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Mechanic is $16.26.
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$11.85
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$16.26
90%
$23.61
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $24
Bonus
$99 - $5,068
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1,500
Total Pay
$24,681 - $51,878
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Job Description for Mechanic

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.

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Popular Skills for Mechanic

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

Pay by Experience Level for Mechanic

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 $14.70 based on 10 salaries. A mid-career Mechanic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.94 based on 171 salaries. An experienced Mechanic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.92 based on 139 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 464 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.2%
Mid Career
36.9%
Experienced
30.0%
Late Career
31.0%