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Automotive Average Salary in United States 2018

How much money does a person working in Automotive make in United States?

6,051 USD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Automotive in United States typically earns around 6,051 USD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Automotive jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Automotive Jobs Salary Distribution in United States

25% of people earn
3,042 USD
or less
50% of people earn
5,000 USD
or less
75% of people earn
7,083 USD
or less
Minimum
1,200 USD
Median
5,000 USD
Maximum
37,440 USD

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Automotive salaries in United States range between 1,200 USD per month (minimum salary) to 37,440 USD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 5,000 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Automotive are earning less than 5,000 USD while the other half are earning more than 5,000 USD. 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 similar values: the 25th and 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Automotive are earning less than 3,042 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,042 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Automotive are earning less than 7,083 USD while 25% of them are earning more than 7,083 USD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should I be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both 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. You have plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. Luckily for you, we have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Automotive Salary Trend and Forecast in United States

How are Automotive salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average Automotive salary in United States in recent years.

2015201620172018
Average Salary 2015    =  
5,669 USD
Average Salary 2016    +2%  
5,782 USD
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
5,944 USD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
6,051 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Automotive salaries in United States are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 2% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet slow continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Automotive Average Hourly Wage in United States

31 USD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United States for Automotive is 31 USD. This means that the average person in United States earns approximatly 31 USD for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and is considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By Job Title (Average Monthly Salary)

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Manager / Estimator3,500 USD
Auto Parts Manager4,403 USD
Automotive Parts Supplier3,216 USD
Automotive Project Engineer5,603 USD
Automotive Project Manager5,322 USD
Automotive Sales8,400 USD
Branch Manager2,917 USD
Lube Technician2,583 USD
Mechanic4,202 USD
Service Advisor4,189 USD
Service Manager8,021 USD
Technician7,212 USD
Used Car Manager20,833 USD

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Salary Comparison By State (Average Monthly Salary)

StateAverage Salary
Alabama4,250 USD
Arizona4,842 USD
California5,456 USD
Connecticut4,833 USD
Florida3,608 USD
Michigan5,516 USD
New Hampshire3,308 USD
North Carolina5,458 USD
Pennsylvania9,792 USD
Texas12,167 USD
Wisconsin3,183 USD

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