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Mechanic Average Salary in Finland 2020

How much money does a Mechanic make in Finland?

Average Monthly Salary
1,720 EUR
( 20,600 EUR yearly)


A person working as a Mechanic in Finland typically earns around 1,720 EUR per month. Salaries range from 930 EUR (lowest) to 2,590 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 Salary Distribution in Finland

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Mechanic salaries in Finland range from 930 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 2,590 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 1,580 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Mechanic(s) are earning less than 1,580 EUR while the other half are earning more than 1,580 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.

  • Percentiles

    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 1,130 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,130 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Mechanic(s) are earning less than 1,920 EUR while 25% are earning more than 1,920 EUR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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

Mechanic Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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 1,080 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,360 EUR per month, 26% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 1,790 EUR per month, 32% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Mechanic(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 2,110 EUR per month, 18% 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 2,340 EUR per month, 11% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 2,490 EUR per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Mechanic average salary change by experience in Finland

0 - 2 Years
1,080 EUR
2 - 5 Years+26%
1,360 EUR
5 - 10 Years+32%
1,790 EUR
10 - 15 Years+18%
2,110 EUR
15 - 20 Years+11%
2,340 EUR
20+ Years+6%
2,490 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Mechanic Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Mechanic(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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 1,360 EUR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 1,860 EUR per month, 37% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 2,390 EUR per month, 29% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Mechanic average salary difference by education level in Finland

High School
1,360 EUR
Certificate or Diploma+37%
1,860 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+29%
2,390 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Mechanic Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Finland earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.

1,750 EUR
1,680 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Finland for all Careers

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Mechanic Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Finland

How much are annual salary increments in Finland for Mechanic(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?


Mechanic(s) in Finland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Finland / All Professions

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.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

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

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Finland is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Finland for the year 2019. 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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Mechanic Bonus and Incentive Rates in Finland

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Finland Mechanic
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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.

74% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 26% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 2% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

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.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

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.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting 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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

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.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

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.

Mechanic Average Hourly Wage in Finland

10 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Finland is 10 EUR. This means that the average Mechanic in Finland earns approximately 10 EUR for every worked hour.

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

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.

Mechanic VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Mechanic is 44% less than that of Automotive. Also, Automotive salaries are 35% less than those of All Jobs.

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Alignment Technician1,610 EUR-6%
Auto Damage Adjuster1,760 EUR+3%
Auto Detailer1,830 EUR+7%
Auto Parts Manager5,700 EUR+230%
Automotive Assembler1,670 EUR-3%
Automotive Assembly Manager5,510 EUR+220%
Automotive Body Repairer1,680 EUR-2%
Automotive Branch Manager7,470 EUR+340%
Automotive Central Planner2,360 EUR+37%
Automotive Electrician1,980 EUR+15%
Automotive Estimating Manager4,260 EUR+150%
Automotive Estimator3,600 EUR+110%
Automotive General Manager8,260 EUR+380%
Automotive Inventory Officer1,560 EUR-9%
Automotive Parts Supplier2,700 EUR+57%
Automotive Project Engineer2,990 EUR+74%
Automotive Project Manager5,770 EUR+240%
Automotive Purchase Manager6,480 EUR+280%
Automotive Sales3,460 EUR+100%
Automotive Technician1,700 EUR-1%
Automotive Test Engineer3,030 EUR+76%
Automotive Warranty Administrator3,000 EUR+75%
Automotive Warranty Clerk1,920 EUR+12%
Car Parts and Accessories Fitter1,550 EUR-10%
Damage Appraiser2,470 EUR+44%
Diesel Engine Specialist2,410 EUR+40%
Job Card Opener1,620 EUR-6%
Lube Technician1,410 EUR-18%
Master File Maintenance2,300 EUR+34%
Materials Planner2,650 EUR+54%
Mechanic1,720 EUR+0%
Motor Vehicle Inspector2,580 EUR+50%
Service Advisor2,990 EUR+74%
Service Manager5,250 EUR+210%
Stock Controller2,150 EUR+25%
Technical Advisor3,180 EUR+85%
Tire Retreader1,530 EUR-11%
Used Car Manager4,780 EUR+180%
Vehicle Body Maker2,150 EUR+25%
Vehicle Examiner2,250 EUR+31%
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Vehicle Trimmer1,550 EUR-10%
Welder1,490 EUR-13%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Helsinki1,950 EUR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Finland earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
4,580 EUR
Public Sector+5%
4,790 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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