Automotive mechanic

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

Average base salary
12.3k salaries reported, updated at Jul 09, 2020
per hour
The average salary for a automotive mechanic is $20.78 per hour in the United States and $5,731 overtime per year.
Additional compensation
per year
Most common benefits
  • Employee discount
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Disability insurance
  • 401(k) matching
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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for automotive mechanics

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Automotive Diagnosticsdimension-trending-icon

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 $20.78 per hour.

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Certification categories:
Top certification
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GM Certification
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ASE Advanced Engine Performance Specialist Certification
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ASE Master Automotive Technician Certification
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Ford Certification
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Top skill
Job openings
Automotive Diagnostics
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GM Vehicles
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Automotive Repair
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Dealership Experience
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Field of study categories:
Top field of study
Job openings
Automotive Technology Degree
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Most common benefits for Automotive Mechanics

  • Employee discount
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Disability insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Paid time off
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid sick time
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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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