How much does an Auto Tech/Mechanic III make in the United States? The average Auto Tech/Mechanic III salary in the United States is $58,690 as of January 26, 2023, but the range typically falls between $51,370 and $65,090. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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The Auto Tech/Mechanic III performs major repairs like body work, chassis and engine repair, and disassembling and assembling components. Performs maintenance and repairs on automobiles and light trucks. Being an Auto Tech/Mechanic III diagnoses issues, uses electronic indicator systems to identify problems, and performs routine safety checks on brakes, suspension, exhaust, cooling, and other systems. Also performs minor repairs and maintenance work such as replacing worn drive belts, hoses, and filters. In addition, Auto Tech/Mechanic III adheres to appropriate safety procedures. Typically requires a high school diploma. Typically requires a Certificate in Automotive Technology. Typically reports to a supervisor. Being an Auto Tech/Mechanic III works independently within established procedures associated with the specific job function. Has gained proficiency in multiple competencies relevant to the job. Working as an Auto Tech/Mechanic III typically requires 3-5 years of related experience, or may need 2 years experience with additional specialized training and/or certification. (Copyright 2023

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