The lowest paid 10 percent of mechanics got under $22,610 annually, while the best paid top 10 percent got over $65,430 a year.
A dealership mechanic’s salary averaged $45,470, which was better than the average wage of $39,880 that other repair and maintenance shops offered.
What does flat rate mean for mechanics?
Flat rate pay is when someone is paid per job instead of a salary or per hour. This flat-rate system motivates workers to finish as many jobs as possible, but can lead to sloppy work if the workers sacrifice quality for quantity.
How much should a mechanic charge per hour?
Same goes for a mechanic’s labor rate. A quiet, rural, out-of-the-way shop could charge $50 per hour, while an urban repair center could approach $90 per hour. Generally speaking, most repair shops charge around $80 per hour for labor (depending on location), while dealerships are around $95-$100 per hour.
How much do mechanics charge for parts?
This markup will vary depending on the type of shop it is, and the job, but an average markup for parts by a mechanic is between 25% to 50%. This means that a part that a mechanic pays $100 for will cost you between $125 and $150 on your bill from the mechanic.