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How much does a Mechanic make in the United States?

Average base salary
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29.1k salaries reported, updated at Oct 17, 2020
$18.20
per hour

The average salary for a mechanic is $18.20 per hour in the United States and $6,750 overtime per year.

Additional compensation

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Overtime
$6,750
per year

Most common benefits

  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Professional development assistance
  • Parental leave
  • Relocation assistance
  • Employee discount
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Most common benefits for Mechanics

  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Professional development assistance
  • Parental leave
  • Relocation assistance
  • Employee discount
  • Disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 13,413 ratings

52% of Mechanics in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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