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Automotive technician salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $25.25
Low $15.36
High $41.50
$5,000per year
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a automotive technician is $25.25 per hour in the United States and $5,000 overtime per year.48.1k salaries reported, updated at November 29, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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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 Technicians in United States

  1. AutoNation
    4,032 reviews230 salaries reported
    $42.66per hour
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Highest paying cities for Automotive Technicians near United States

  1. Austin, TX
    $30.07 per hour
    334 salaries reported
  2. Tucson, AZ
    $26.33 per hour
    221 salaries reported
  3. Dallas, TX
    $26.11 per hour
    183 salaries reported
  1. Orlando, FL
    $24.45 per hour
    181 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $24.27 per hour
    366 salaries reported
  3. Philadelphia, PA
    $23.62 per hour
    184 salaries reported
  1. San Antonio, TX
    $23.58 per hour
    327 salaries reported
  2. Louisville, KY
    $22.94 per hour
    139 salaries reported
  3. Charlotte, NC
    $22.90 per hour
    258 salaries reported
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Where can an Automotive Technician earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Automotive Technicians

Top certifications
Ford Certification
Top fields of study
Automotive Technology Degree
Top skills
GM Vehicles

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top CertificationsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
248 jobs442
146 jobs234
24 jobs31
123 jobs171
24 jobs33
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Most common benefits for Automotive Technicians

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Adoption assistance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Housing stipend
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tools provided
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 6,334 ratings

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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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?


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Average $21.94 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for an Automotive Technician

How much do similar professions to automotive technician get paid?

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