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Whats is the average salary? having a Master Mechanic ASE

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whats is the average salary for mechanic? having a Master Mechanic ASE cert would mean a higher salary? whats the average working hours for a mechanic?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Ron replied 2 years ago.

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.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Do you know whats the average % profit a mechanic shop should aim to get by?
Expert:  Ron replied 2 years ago.

Most shops try to turn a profit of 100 to 150 % with there portion of the labor as well as the parts mark up.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
for example Ive seen shops charging 95$/hr for a job so that means that they are actually making 200% profit keeping in mind that their mechanics are getting paid 35$/hr per job, is that how it usually works?
Expert:  Ron replied 2 years ago.

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.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
is there any standard formulas to calculate this?
Expert:  Ron replied 2 years ago.

No not really, most shops base the rate on experience and years doing it.

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