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Automotive Service Technician

Automotive Service Technician Salary

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $62,500 $5,208 $1,201 $30
75th Percentile $52,000 $4,333 $1,000 $25
Average $45,183 $3,765 $868 $22
25th Percentile $34,000 $2,833 $653 $16
$19,500 - $23,999
3% of jobs
$24,000 - $28,499
7% of jobs
$28,500 - $32,999
11% of jobs
$34,000 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$33,000 - $37,499
13% of jobs
$37,500 - $41,999
14% of jobs
The average salary is $45,183 a year
$42,000 - $46,499
13% of jobs
$46,500 - $50,999
11% of jobs
$52,000 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$51,000 - $55,499
9% of jobs
$55,500 - $59,999
6% of jobs
$62,500 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$60,000 - $64,499
5% of jobs
$64,500 - $69,000
2% of jobs

National Average

$19,500 $45,183/year $22/hour $69,000
Automotive Service Technician Salary Comparison by Location
Nationwide
United States
$45,183
$3,765
$868
$22
Chicago, IL
$46,254
$3,854
$890
$22

As of Oct 22, 2020, the average annual pay for an Automotive Service Technician in the United States is $45,183 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $21.72 an hour. This is the equivalent of $869/week or $3,765/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $69,000 and as low as $19,500, the majority of Automotive Service Technician salaries currently range between $34,000 (25th percentile) to $52,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $62,500 annually across the United States. The average pay range for an Automotive Service Technician varies greatly (by as much as $18,000), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Automotive Service Technician job market in both Chicago, IL and the surrounding area is very active. An Automotive Service Technician in your area makes on average $46,254 per year, or $1,071 (2%) more than the national average annual salary of $45,183. ranks number 1 out of 50 states nationwide for Automotive Service Technician salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Automotive Service Technician jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

Find your next high paying job as an Automotive Service Technician on ZipRecruiter today.

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Automotive Service Technician Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for an Automotive Service Technician job is above the national average. Topping the list is San Mateo, CA, with Berkeley, CA and Daly City, CA close behind in the second and third positions. Daly City, CA beats the national average by $9,417 (18.9%), and San Mateo, CA furthers that trend with another $11,425 (22.4%) above the $45,183 average.

Importantly, San Mateo, CA has a moderately active Automotive Service Technician job market with only a few companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as an Automotive Service Technician appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 11% between San Mateo, CA and New Haven, CT, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for an Automotive Service Technician role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
San Mateo, CA$56,608$4,717$1,089$27.22
Berkeley, CA$54,754$4,563$1,053$26.32
Daly City, CA$54,601$4,550$1,050$26.25
Richmond, CA$53,037$4,420$1,020$25.50
Stamford, CT$51,644$4,304$993$24.83
Bellevue, WA$51,510$4,293$991$24.76
Brooklyn, NY$50,770$4,231$976$24.41
San Francisco, CA$50,697$4,225$975$24.37
Knik-Fairview, AK$50,618$4,218$973$24.34
New Haven, CT$50,320$4,193$968$24.19

Top 5 Best Paying Related Automotive Service Technician Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the Automotive Service Technician job category that pay more per year than a typical Automotive Service Technician salary. Top examples of these roles include: Automotive Service Director, Automotive High Performance, and Automotive Sales Director.

However, these example jobs are paid fairly similarly to Automotive Service Technician jobs, with a range of just $47,436 (68.8%) to $93,098 (101.5%) more than the average Automotive Service Technician salary of $45,183.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Automotive Service Director$138,281$11,523$2,659$66.48
Automotive High Performance$96,650$8,054$1,859$46.47
Automotive Sales Director$95,103$7,925$1,829$45.72
Sales and Service Technician$94,276$7,856$1,813$45.33
Automotive Finance$92,619$7,718$1,781$44.53

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