Automotive Technician Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Lockheed Martin
Highest Paying City
San Jose, CA
Highest Paying State
Average Experience Level
3.6 years
How much does an automotive technician make?
Automotive Technicians in America make, on average, $42,014 a year or $20.2 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 37,000. The top 10 percent earn over $64,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $27,000 annually. Retail companies and Manufacturing companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Mississippi, California, Alaska, Maryland, and Massachusetts are some of the states with the best Automotive Technician salaries in the US. Most Automotive Technicians spend 3.6 years in the position.
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Average Automotive Technician Salary By Location

The national average salary for an Automotive Technician in the United States is $42,014 per year or $20.2 per hour. The city with the highest Automotive Technician salary is San Jose, CA at $54,063 per year. The San Jose, CA average entry-level salary for Automotive Technicians is $26,000. Mississippi, California, Alaska, Maryland, and Massachusetts are the highest paying states. Wisconsin, Iowa, Wyoming, Kentucky, and Montana have the lowest reported salaries for Automotive Technicians.

Map of Automotive Technician Salaries

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

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Average Automotive Technician Salary By Company

If you are an Automotive Technician, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Automotive Technicians are in Retail companies and Manufacturing companies. Companies like Lockheed Martin or Southern California Edison will get you the highest pay packages. Companies like Enterprise Holdings and Blacksburg High School also pay high salaries to their Automotive Technicians.

Automotive Technician Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Automotive Technician Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Automotive Technician can range from $26,770 to $55,946 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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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