A person working as a Mechanic in Austria typically earns around 1,430 EUR per month. Salaries range from 710 EUR (lowest) to 2,210 EUR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Mechanic salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Mechanic salaries in Austria range from 710 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 2,210 EUR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 1,430 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Mechanic(s) are earning less than 1,430 EUR while the other half are earning more than 1,430 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Mechanic(s) are earning less than 960 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 960 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Mechanic(s) are earning less than 1,820 EUR while 25% are earning more than 1,820 EUR.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Mechanic salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Mechanic with less than two years of experience makes approximately 860 EUR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,130 EUR per month, 32% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 1,510 EUR per month, 34% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Mechanic(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 1,810 EUR per month, 19% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 1,950 EUR per month, 8% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 2,090 EUR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+32%|
|5 - 10 Years||+34%|
|10 - 15 Years||+19%|
|15 - 20 Years||+8%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Mechanic salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Mechanic is 1,130 EUR per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 1,580 EUR per month, 40% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 1,970 EUR per month, 25% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
|Certificate or Diploma||+40%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Mechanic employees in Austria earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.
Mechanic(s) in Austria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Austria for the year 2021. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
A Mechanic is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
89% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 11% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 3% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Mechanic is 42% less than that of Automotive. Also, Automotive salaries are 35% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|After Sales Automotive Manager||4,070 EUR||+190%|
|Alignment Technician||1,300 EUR||-9%|
|Auto Damage Adjuster||1,590 EUR||+11%|
|Auto Detailer||1,510 EUR||+6%|
|Auto Parts Manager||5,190 EUR||+260%|
|Automotive Assembler||1,450 EUR||+2%|
|Automotive Assembly Manager||4,470 EUR||+210%|
|Automotive Body Repairer||1,430 EUR||+0%|
|Automotive Branch Manager||6,290 EUR||+340%|
|Automotive Central Planner||2,030 EUR||+42%|
|Automotive Electrician||1,740 EUR||+22%|
|Automotive Estimating Manager||3,980 EUR||+180%|
|Automotive Estimator||3,030 EUR||+110%|
|Automotive General Manager||7,250 EUR||+410%|
|Automotive Inventory Officer||1,430 EUR||+0%|
|Automotive Parts Supplier||2,240 EUR||+57%|
|Automotive Project Engineer||2,540 EUR||+78%|
|Automotive Project Manager||4,940 EUR||+250%|
|Automotive Purchase Manager||5,280 EUR||+270%|
|Automotive Sales||2,980 EUR||+110%|
|Automotive Technician||1,510 EUR||+6%|
|Automotive Test Engineer||2,620 EUR||+84%|
|Automotive Warranty Administrator||2,490 EUR||+74%|
|Automotive Warranty Clerk||1,650 EUR||+16%|
|Car Parts and Accessories Fitter||1,390 EUR||-3%|
|Damage Appraiser||2,100 EUR||+47%|
|Diesel Engine Specialist||2,070 EUR||+45%|
|Job Card Opener||1,400 EUR||-2%|
|Lube Technician||1,120 EUR||-22%|
|Master File Maintenance||1,930 EUR||+35%|
|Materials Planner||2,320 EUR||+63%|
|Motor Vehicle Inspector||2,220 EUR||+56%|
|Service Advisor||2,700 EUR||+89%|
|Service Manager||4,460 EUR||+210%|
|Stock Controller||1,900 EUR||+33%|
|Technical Advisor||2,830 EUR||+98%|
|Tire Retreader||1,410 EUR||-1%|
|Used Car Manager||3,760 EUR||+160%|
|Vehicle Body Maker||1,770 EUR||+24%|
|Vehicle Examiner||1,990 EUR||+39%|
|Vehicle Painter||1,210 EUR||-15%|
|Vehicle Trimmer||1,380 EUR||-3%|
|St. Polten||1,380 EUR|
|Wiener Neustadt||1,340 EUR|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Austria earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.