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

Average base salary

21.5k salaries reported, updated at Oct 26, 2020
per hour

The average salary for a automotive technician is $19.54 per hour in the United States and $5,250 overtime per year.

Additional compensation

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Most common benefits

  • Flexible schedule
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401(k)
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Certification categories:
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Ford Certification
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ASE Master Automotive Technician Certification
234Company icon
Diesel Mechanic Certification
31Company icon
GM Certification
171Company icon
ASE Advanced Engine Performance Specialist Certification
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Field of study categories:
Top field of study
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Automotive Technology Degree
42 jobs
76Company icon
Top skill
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GM Vehicles
158Company icon
1,885Company icon
Automotive Diagnostics
525Company icon
Dealership Experience
864Company icon

Most common benefits for Automotive Technicians

  • Flexible schedule
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401(k)
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Paid sick time
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Salary satisfaction

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41% of Automotive technicians in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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