How Much Do Automotive Master Mechanics Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Automotive Master Mechanics

Automotive Master Mechanics repair automobiles, trucks, buses, and other vehicles. Master mechanics repair virtually any part on the vehicle or specialize in the transmission system.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$46760 per year
Hourly wage
$22 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$25,790 to $32,570 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$12 to $16 per hour

Entry-level Automotive Master Mechanics with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $25,790 to $32,570 per year or $12 to $16 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Automotive Master Mechanics to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $35 $71,940
Senior (Top 25%) $28 $58,330
Middle (Mid 50%) $21 $44,050
Junior (Bottom 25%) $16 $32,570
No experience (Bottom 10%) $12 $25,790

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $31 $64,640
CA $26 $54,540
WA $25 $52,530
AK $25 $52,490
HI $25 $51,920
VA $25 $51,790
CO $25 $51,000
NJ $24 $50,720
CT $24 $50,130
MD $24 $49,770

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Automotive Master Mechanic is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Automotive Master Mechanics are in the states of DC, CA, WA, AK and HI.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $76450 $36.76
Natural Gas Distribution $74840 $35.98
Telecommunications $73090 $35.14
Scientific Research and Development Services $67590 $32.50
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $67290 $32.35
Couriers and Express Delivery Services $66280 $31.87
Metal Ore Mining $65340 $31.42
Spectator Sports $63360 $30.46
Postal Service (Federal Government) $62500 $30.05
Federal Executive Branch $60060 $28.87
Insurance Carriers $59820 $28.76
Waste Collection $58460 $28.11
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing $58350 $28.06
Management of Companies and Enterprises $57560 $27.67
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $57480 $27.63
Food and Beverage Stores $56860 $27.34
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $56350 $27.09
Junior Colleges $56290 $27.06
Taxi and Limousine Service $55460 $26.66
Local Government $55420 $26.65
Scheduled Air Transportation $55320 $26.60
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $54240 $26.08
Warehousing and Storage $54020 $25.97
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions $53930 $25.93
Facilities Support Services $53420 $25.68
Utility System Construction $53120 $25.54
Beverage Manufacturing $53000 $25.48
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying $52990 $25.48
Special Food Services $52320 $25.15
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance $52290 $25.14

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