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Automotive mechanic salary in United States

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

Average base salary

$24.54
Average $24.54
Low $14.64
High $41.12
Overtime
$5,712per year
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a automotive mechanic is $24.54 per hour in the United States and $5,712 overtime per year.21.8k salaries reported, updated at November 29, 2022

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer hour
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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. YourMechanic
    2.9
    31 reviews11 salaries reported
    $52.72per hour
  2. $39.64per hour
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Highest paying cities for Automotive Mechanics near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $30.97 per hour
    13 salaries reported
  2. Kansas City, MO
    $27.41 per hour
    51 salaries reported
  3. Philadelphia, PA
    $26.44 per hour
    78 salaries reported
  1. Riverside, CA
    $25.64 per hour
    40 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $25.28 per hour
    94 salaries reported
  3. Las Vegas, NV
    $24.01 per hour
    86 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $23.94 per hour
    286 salaries reported
  2. Tucson, AZ
    $22.96 per hour
    62 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $21.51 per hour
    124 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 $24.54 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

MileOne Autogroup
Jiffy Lube
TBC Corporation
Porsche Owings Mills
AUTOBAHNPRO
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Top certifications
GM Certification
+62.29%salary
Top fields of study
Automotive Technology Degree
+21.09%salary

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

77,137 job openings

Average $23.67 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for an Automotive Mechanic

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