How much does an Automotive Technician make in the United States? The average Automotive Technician salary in the United States is $42,580 as of August 27, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $37,394 and $49,089. 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. 

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $37,394 10% $32,672 90% $55,015 75% $49,089 $42,580 50%(Median)
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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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BusPatrol - Mechanicsville , VA
Strong working understanding of automotive technician, auto mechanic, equipment installation skills * Able to operate standard hand and power tools * Understand field service basics: running wires ...
BusPatrol - 49 days ago
Valvoline Instant Oil Change - Reston , VA
What you'll do As an Entry-level Automotive Technician, you will help drive the continued success of VIOC by providing reliable and impeccable preventive maintenance service. You will act as a ...
Valvoline Instant Oil Change - 2 days ago
CarMax - Glen Allen , VA
... Technicians ♦ Ensure that all vehicles meet CarMax Final Quality Standards. ♦ Drive vehicles to and from various locations as requested by supervisor. ♦ Provide outstanding customer service at ...
CarMax - 38 days ago
Mac's Service Center - Troy , VA
Mac's Service Center is a leader in the Automotive Industry and pride's itself in offering excellent service not only to it's customers but also to it's employees. We are seeking a motivated ...
Monster - 1 day ago
Valvoline Instant Oil Change - Lexington , VA
What you'll do As an Automotive Technician you will help drive the continued success of VIOC by providing reliable and impeccable preventive maintenance service. Through face-to-face interactions ...
Valvoline Instant Oil Change - 35 days ago
Hendrick Automotive Group - Norfolk , VA
... automotive groups in the nation, voted #1 back-to-back on! Job Summary: Positions available at Chevrolet and Cadillac on Virginia Beach Blvd.! Hendrick Technicians receive world-class ...
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