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Old 01-21-2007, 11:41 PM   #1
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i am a technican at a local saturn dealership and i am wondering what a starting light duty tech should be making hourly and if i was to work commission what im looking at for a base 40 hour pay scale.
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Honestly you won't make more than $25/hr. My pops has been doing heavyline for years. I used to work at chevy as a lightduty tech. in 2000, i was making $12/ flat rate.
Go to Mercedes or Audi if you wanna make dough.
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dont go to audi, audi guys dont make money audi makes it to hard.
It all depends on where you are.
I started in detoit walking in on porsches i was getting 22$
left at 28 (top guy in ther shop was 42$ ) movedto miami and took a good 5$ pay cut.
now Im almost back up but still top guy here is 32$ so its all based on where you live.
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Wow. That is a lot of money.
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Wow. That is a lot of money.

Its not nearly enough
5 years mechanics will need 4 year degrees to just get a damn job. technolgy is progressing faster then even the engineers can uderstand how it works let alone how to fix it.
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I know many that make over 90k.
The low guy at the local belle tire makes over 60k
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Guys at my shop are getting 15/16 an hour.
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Dang Im getting screwed.
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michigan is one of the highest poaying places ...........but really who wants to live there anymore......the ecomonmy./................the weather ect.

I make decent money but hell its expensive to live in miami, damn 1800 a month morgage in a decent condo.
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michigan is one of the highest poaying places ...........but really who wants to live there anymore......the ecomonmy./................the weather ect.

I make decent money but hell its expensive to live in miami, damn 1800 a month morgage in a decent condo.
Try living in california son, median homes are going for $600k.
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michigan sucks right now.
I haven't worked flat rate for about 7 years now
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my dealership is pretty good with pay. i started at around 26. a guy who is only 24 years old is making close to 30, im only 20 years old. it really depends where you live and what your worth to them. 10 miles down the road guys are making half what i make. my dealership is in lake forest, il (rich *** town, where the bears practice) so that helps ha ha.
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my dealership is pretty good with pay. i started at around 26. a guy who is only 24 years old is making close to 30, im only 20 years old. it really depends where you live and what your worth to them. 10 miles down the road guys are making half what i make. my dealership is in lake forest, il (rich *** town, where the bears practice) so that helps ha ha.
Wow that alot of money.
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Wow that alot of money.
sometimes.
consider that sometimes you may have 50hours then the next week have 10hours
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Damm some of you guys make some bank. In stexas a good paying mechanic job is 12 an hour or so. Definitely why I left my dads shop and went back to college.
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At the service shop I manage I have techs that range from $14 to $25 an hour. One tech of mine made over 110 Thousand last year... Oh course he was working his dick off...
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At the service shop I manage I have techs that range from $14 to $25 an hour. One tech of mine made over 110 Thousand last year... Oh course he was working his dick off...
I have 3 techs and the low guy is 55K a year/top guys is 90/100K 50 hrs a week,we pay hr/plus percentage. All the benifits.
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I'll chime in here.


I've been working at for GM dealerships for 10 years and at "another" domestic brand dealer for another 6 year prior. I currently have a GM master tech cert in Electronics and I am making $23 on commision but only pulled down $27k last year. From what I've seen (IMO) dealer techs are 'pushed' to put out as many hours as possible. Unfortunalty this creates the problem and the perception of Dealership 'butchers' instead of techs. I've seen more tech's reprimanded for being slow than for being butchers or for cutting corners. For those techs like myself, who are thorough in their work and therefore take more time to do the job right, get left behind. Given the fast growing complexity of the new electrical systems in the cars coming out it's not to easy to keep up as stated eariler and it takes time. For those techs out there all I have to mention is the 2007 GMC Denali's and Caddy Escalades...

I've also noticed of all the dealerships I've worked for, regardless of brands is that generally every shop has a favorite 'boy' that gets fed the gravy work and can generally crank out 60+ flag hours per week. It doesn't really matter too much on how much you make per flag hour, it how many hours you can put out unless the difference is like $15 vs $20 per flag hour. You could be making $30+ per flag hour but if your only getting 3 flag hours per day you ain't making much money.

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started, at 17$ hour in 99'
ended at $25 in 03', sometimes less than 40 hrs. which hurt
not going back to dealerships, anymore. worked at toyota dlr.
in houston, imagine gm pays less, ase certified, toyota training, etc.
not worth it to me, anymore,
make more now doing less at new line of work.
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