The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Mechanic is $16.26.
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Job Description for Mechanic
Mechanics generally repair vehicles such as cars, trucks, and airplanes. They work primarily in shops in which unpleasant conditions such as heat and loud sounds may be encountered, and a variety of part-time and full-time positions are available; some may also work on-call for whenever services are required. Generally, mechanics receive information from a vehicle's owner regarding the issue and an analysis is carried out, which is sometimes aided by a computer, while detailed examinations of …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.
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Avg. Hourly Rate
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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