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Automotive mechanic salary in United States

How much does an Automotive Mechanic make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $25.96
Low $15.66
High $43.05
$5,712per year
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a automotive mechanic is $25.96 per hour in the United States and $5,712 overtime per year.32k salaries reported, updated at December 5, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Automotive Mechanics in United States

  1. Mechanics Marketplace
    6 reviews122 salaries reported
    $37.59per hour
  2. $27.79per hour
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Highest paying cities for Automotive Mechanics near United States

  1. Denver, CO
    $32.55 per hour
    195 salaries reported
  2. Colorado Springs, CO
    $31.59 per hour
    93 salaries reported
  3. Knoxville, TN
    $30.31 per hour
    170 salaries reported
  1. Tucson, AZ
    $29.18 per hour
    125 salaries reported
  2. Seattle, WA
    $27.61 per hour
    117 salaries reported
  3. Fort Worth, TX
    $27.54 per hour
    97 salaries reported
  1. Las Vegas, NV
    $26.71 per hour
    165 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $26.39 per hour
    67 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $25.23 per hour
    374 salaries reported
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Where can an Automotive Mechanic earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Automotive Mechanics

Most recommended skill

Automotive Diagnostics(earn +15.76% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 51.15% since 2018. Automotive Mechanics with this skill earn +15.76% more than the average base salary, which is $25.96 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
201216increase by 16
2013268increase by 1575.00%
2014331increase by 23.51%
2015299decrease by 9.67%
2016323increase by 8.03%
2017291decrease by 9.91%
2018262decrease by 9.97%
2019396increase by 51.15%

Top companies hiring Automotive Mechanics with the recommended skill

Easterns Automotive Group
Caseys Automotive
LB Transportation Consulting, Inc.
AAA Club Alliance
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Top certifications
GM Certification
Top fields of study
Automotive Technology Degree

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top CertificationsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
24 jobs34
17 jobs76
54 jobs94
16 jobs17
20 jobs31
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Most common benefits for Automotive Mechanics

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Company truck
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Fuel card
  • Fuel discount
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Prescription drug insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tools provided
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 1,698 ratings

44% of Automotive Mechanics in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Automotive Technician

Job openings

Average $25.25 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for an Automotive Mechanic

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