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Mechanic Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$42,000
$31,000
$42,000
$57,000
Mechanics in the United States make an average salary of $42,760 per year or $20.56 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $32,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $57,000. If you like following the crowd, retail and manufacturing companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out technology, energy, and manufacturing companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, Washington, Idaho, New Jersey, and Oregon provide the highest mechanic salaries.
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Map of Mechanic Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Mechanic Salary By Location

While a mechanic can average a salary of $42,760 per year, or $20.56 per hour, there are many opportunities for mechanics to make more. For example, in Seattle, WA you might make $53,108 per year. Other high-paying locations include Portland, OR, Los Angeles, CA and Phoenix, AZ. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Seattle, WA where the average starting salary is $36,000. The highest paying states for mechanics include Alaska, Washington and Idaho. Meanwhile, Georgia, Florida, and Louisiana offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Shakopee, MN
Shakopee, MN
$45,002
$45k
Kansas City, KS
Kansas City, KS
$44,324
$44k
Bozeman, MT
Bozeman, MT
$43,859
$44k

High Paying Mechanic Jobs

Average Mechanic Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a mechanic, being employed by a company such as Zachry Construction & Materials or Northrop Grumman would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Lockheed Martin and ProPetro Holding also report highly competitive salaries for mechanics.

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Mechanic Salary History

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    Average Mechanic Pay By Industry

    Mechanic salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with technology, energy, and manufacturing companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a mechanic can make a yearly salary of $44,477 while working for technology companies. All the while, other mechanics are making $43,413 at energy companies and $43,013 at manufacturing companies. One industry mechanics may want to avoid is the retail industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $41,815.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Technology
    Technology
    $44,477
    $44k
    Energy
    Energy
    $43,413
    $43k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $43,013
    $43k
    Construction
    Construction
    $42,677
    $43k
    Transportation
    Transportation
    $42,502
    $43k
    Automotive
    Automotive
    $42,477
    $42k
    Retail
    Retail
    $41,815
    $42k

    Mechanic Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a mechanic 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.

    Recently Added Mechanic Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Mechanic
    Mechanic
    Garden City, ID
    Garden City, ID
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $37,211
    $37,211
    10/31/2020
    Carriage Trade Auto Auction
    Carriage Trade Auto Auction
    Auction Mechanic
    Auction Mechanic
    Auction Mechanic
    Conshohocken, PA
    Conshohocken, PA
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $50,000
    $50,000
    10/31/2020
    Bradley-Morris, Inc.
    Bradley-Morris, Inc.
    Branch Mechanic
    Branch Mechanic
    Branch Mechanic
    Baltimore, MD
    Baltimore, MD
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $52,175
    $52,175
    10/30/2020
    A&P Mechanic
    A&P Mechanic
    Ione, CA
    Ione, CA
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $52,175
    $52,175
    10/29/2020
    Reefer Mechanic
    Reefer Mechanic
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Salt Lake City, UT
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $41,740
    $41,740
    10/29/2020
    Essential Personnel, Inc.
    Essential Personnel, Inc.
    Mechanic
    Mechanic
    Mechanic
    Columbus, NE
    Columbus, NE
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $52,175
    $52,175
    10/29/2020
    A&P Mechanic
    A&P Mechanic
    Olympia, WA
    Olympia, WA
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $45,914
    $45,914
    10/29/2020
    Goodwin Recruiting
    Goodwin Recruiting
    Boatyard Mechanic
    Boatyard Mechanic
    Boatyard Mechanic
    Half Moon Bay, CA
    Half Moon Bay, CA
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $62,400
    $62,400
    10/29/2020
    Canadian Pacific Railway
    Canadian Pacific Railway
    Traveling Mechanic
    Traveling Mechanic
    Traveling Mechanic
    Milwaukee, WI
    Milwaukee, WI
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $40,155
    $40,155
    10/28/2020
    A&P Mechanic
    A&P Mechanic
    Blaine, MN
    Blaine, MN
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $41,740
    $41,740
    10/28/2020