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

Average base salary
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12.3k salaries reported, updated at Jul 09, 2020
$20.78
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
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Overtime
$5,731
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

Most recommended skill

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
+62.29%
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ASE Advanced Engine Performance Specialist Certification
+42.38%
76Company icon
ASE Master Automotive Technician Certification
+26.85%
94Company icon
Diesel Mechanic Certification
+39.67%
17Company icon
Ford Certification
+42.01%
31Company icon
Top skill
Salary
Job openings
Companies
Automotive Diagnostics
+15.76%
458Company icon
Alignment
+13.42%
1,606Company icon
GM Vehicles
+35.44%
25Company icon
Automotive Repair
+3.89%
3,947Company icon
Dealership Experience
+13.31%
94Company icon
Field of study categories:
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Automotive Technology Degree
+21.09%
16 jobs
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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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