How much does an Automotive Technician make in the United States? The average Automotive Technician salary in the United States is $53,303 as of November 23, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $45,581 and $60,958. 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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What is an Automotive Technician ?

An auto mechanic (automotive technician in most of North America, car mechanic in British English, and motor mechanic in Australian English) is a mechanic with a variety of automobile makes or either in a specific area or in a specific make of automobile. In repairing cars, their main role is to diagnose the problem accurately and quickly. They often have to quote prices for their customers before commencing work or after partial disassembly for inspection. Their job may involve the repair of a specific part or the replacement of one or more parts as assemblies. Basic vehicle maintenance is a...

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Midas WINCHESTER 3256 - Winchester , VA
ResponsibilitiesAs a Midas automotive technician, you'll be exposed to and have responsibility for performing a wide range of diagnostics, repairs and maintenance, including: * Diagnostics using ...
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Automotive - - Midlothian , VA
This technician will take the initiative to find the answers or solutions with available provided support when assistance is required. If you are labeled a Master Technician, or genuinely consider ...
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AAMCO Transmissions and Total Car Care - Harrisonburg , VA
As a General Automotive/R&R Technician you will be called upon to service a broad range of vehicle repair issues and to quickly identify the cause of performance problems. Position Responsibilities - 31 days ago
Norfolk Public School District - Norfolk , VA
Provides supervision for automotive technicians and automotive maintenance workers in the absence of the garage supervisors. * Performs routine maintenance on buses such as fueling, checking and ... - 23 days ago
Monro, Inc. - Yorktown , VA
As an Automotive Technician for Monro, you will be an essential team member, performing repair services on Guest vehicles. More importantly, you will be part of a team working together to deliver 5 ... - 44 days ago
Hyman Brothers Auto Group - Midlothian , VA
Land Rover and Jaguar Richmond has an immediate opening for a full time professional Automotive Technician. Our service department is seeking a highly motivated, experienced technician to join our ...
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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Automotive Technician in the United States. The base salary for Automotive Technician ranges from $45,581 to $60,958 with the average base salary of $53,303. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $45,940 to $61,478 with the average total cash compensation of $53,761.

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