Average Service Manager Automotive Salary

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The average salary for a Service Manager Automotive is $55,300.
MEDIAN $55,300
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$36k - $89k
$510 - $31k
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$400 - $12k
$2k - $55k
Total Pay
$33k - $96k

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Job Description for Service Manager Automotive

Service Manager Automotive Tasks
  • Manage automotive technicians, shop attendants, and their training.
  • May manage parts inventory.
  • Ensure maximum profitability and customer satisfaction.
  • Complete quality checks and documentation of all completed work before delivery to client.
The top respondents for the job title Service Manager Automotive are from the companies Firestone Complete Auto Care, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Cummins, Inc. where the average pay is $69,752. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Automotive and Firestone Complete Auto Care, earning around $62,392 and $55,000, respectively. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc pays the lowest at around $48,970. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co and Bridgestone Americas also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $49,316 and $50,500, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Service Manager Automotive. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Service Manager Automotive
Automobile Service Advisor
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Service Manager Automotive

Skills that pay less than market rate include Automotive Engine Repair, Customer Relations, Employee Relations, Operations Management and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Service Manager Automotive

An entry-level Service Manager Automotive with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $45,621 based on 167 salaries. An early career Service Manager Automotive with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,339 based on 825 salaries. A mid-career Service Manager Automotive with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,511 based on 945 salaries. An experienced Service Manager Automotive with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,751 based on 1,417 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,584.
Employees with Service Manager Automotive in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 23.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (20.8% more) and Denver, Colorado (14.1% more).

Years of Experience

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