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Hello and thank you for you question,Most Automotive technicians work on flat rate which means they are paid by the amount of hours the book labor standards call for to do it job. The average rate runs from $25 to $35 dollars per flat rate hour and only is a portion of the shop rate which the shop retrains for them self and there over head.
Most shops try to turn a profit of 100 to 150 % with there portion of the labor as well as the parts mark up.
If there only charging $95 per hour its not likely there techs are getting $35 but likely less. The Technicians pay is usually based on a percentage of the shop rate. Profit is based on the cost of there overhead as well and that can vary from shop to shop. Its pretty hard to make the 150% profit so 200% would be very uncommon.
No not really, most shops base the rate on experience and years doing it.