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How Much Does an Auto Technician Earn In The United States?

Average Yearly Salary
Updated December 31, 2020
$34,000
$21,000
$34,000
$55,000
Did you know that the average auto technician makes $34,498 per year? That's valued at $16.59 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $21,000 and $55,000, meaning auto technicians have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most auto technicians find a job with retail and automotive companies, while others work for manufacturing, retail, and finance companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Hawaii, New Jersey and Maryland are the top states in the U.S. to pay auto technicians the highest salaries.
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Where Auto Technicians Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where auto technicians earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Auto Technicians Earn In Different Cities?

While an auto technician can average a salary of $34,498 per year, or $16.59 per hour, there are many opportunities for auto technicians to make more. For example, in Henderson, NV you might make $41,054 per year. Other high-paying locations include Phoenix, AZ, Kennewick, WA and Memphis, TN. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Henderson, NV where the average starting salary is $21,000. The highest paying states for auto technicians include Hawaii, New Jersey and Maryland. Meanwhile, Minnesota, Idaho, and Kentucky offer the lowest salaries.
City
Average Salary

Henderson, NV

Salary Range29k - 57k$41k$41,054

Phoenix, AZ

Salary Range28k - 55k$40k$39,759

Kennewick, WA

Salary Range30k - 49k$39k$39,121

Memphis, TN

Salary Range26k - 47k$35k$35,204

Raleigh, NC

Salary Range26k - 45k$34k$34,434

Austin, TX

Salary Range24k - 47k$34k$33,759

Saginaw, MI

Salary Range24k - 42k$33k$32,764

Rockledge, FL

Salary Range24k - 42k$32k$32,276

Florissant, MO

Salary Range24k - 41k$32k$31,919

Lawrenceville, GA

Salary Range23k - 42k$32k$31,669
$21k
$57k

High Paying Auto Technician Jobs

Which Companies Pay Auto Technicians The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Syracuse University and Kelly Services as they offer the highest salaries for auto technicians.
Company
Average Salary
Syracuse University
Salary Range32k - 40k$36k$36,060
Kelly Services
Salary Range30k - 41k$36k$35,749
Sea Glass Holding
Salary Range31k - 39k$35k$35,109
PrideStaff
Salary Range31k - 38k$35k$34,776
Car Toys
Salary Range30k - 39k$34k$34,390
Tenneco
Salary Range27k - 39k$33k$33,077
Cox Enterprises
Salary Range27k - 38k$33k$32,516
Enterprise Holdings
Salary Range28k - 36k$32k$32,335
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Salary Range28k - 36k$32k$32,180
Hendrick Automotive Group
Salary Range28k - 36k$32k$32,121
$25k
$41k

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    How Much Do Auto Technicians Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, auto technician salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that manufacturing, retail, and finance companies tend to offer much higher salaries for auto technicians. For example, auto technicians make a whopping average salary of $33,836 while working for manufacturing companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $32,287 at retail companies and $32,014 at finance companies. But auto technicians may want to avoid working in the automotive industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $28,976.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range29k - 38k$34k$33,836

    Retail

    Salary Range28k - 37k$32k$32,287

    Finance

    Salary Range26k - 38k$32k$32,014

    Automotive

    Salary Range25k - 33k$29k$28,976
    $25k
    $38k

    How Experience Affects Auto Technician Salaries

    The salary for an auto technician can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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