What does a Senior Mechanic do?

Mechanics perform the inspection and repair of vehicles, machinery, and light trucks. They examine, troubleshoot, restore, and maintain machines or vehicles and oversee the maintenance inspections, monitor inventory, assemble mechanical components, and perform repairs. Mechanics conduct routine maintenance on machinery, systems, or automotive vehicles. They often meet with clients to gain an understanding of their concerns and identify the issue of the machine, system, or vehicle.

Mechanics are responsible for the assembly of mechanical components according to their specifications and examine machines to oversee diagnostic tests that determine functionality problems or issues. They design a plan of action for any maintenance tasks or upgrades and maintain work logs, repairs, and maintenance records. They monitor the inventory in the shop and order new parts if necessary. They perform vehicle assessments and alert clients about issues that prohibit a vehicle from passing a state inspection. Often, they will consult on maintenance and preventative procedures for machine or vehicle users. Mechanics need a high school diploma and a certificate or associate’s degree in automotive technology or related fields.

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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience8+ years

Senior Mechanic Salaries

Average Base Pay

$54,143 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$34K
Median: $54K
$87K
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Senior Mechanic Career Path

Learn how to become a Senior Mechanic, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L3
Senior Mechanic
$54,143/yr
L4
Lead Mechanic
$58,588/yr
L7
Head Mechanic
$47,044/yr
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Senior Mechanic Insights

Read what Senior Mechanic professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Parsec (OH)Parsec (OH)
Crane Mechanic
Aug 1, 2019

“Work load is not unbearable and I enjoy most of the people I work along side.”

DICK'S Sporting GoodsDICK'S Sporting Goods
Bike Mechanic
Jul 13, 2021

“My fellow coworkers had a great work ethic and a vast array of unique interests.”

Mark Miller ToyotaMark Miller Toyota
Mechanic
Sep 22, 2021

“The manager is the best and most understanding stand up gentleman I have ever worked for.”

Savage ArmsSavage Arms
Mechanic B
Jun 3, 2020

“great pay...like you won't find better pay anywhere else for what we do here”

HubAuto
Mechanic
Apr 20, 2021

“there is nothing pros but salary is paid after 45 working days of the month.”

Red LobsterRed Lobster
Sheet Metal Mechanic
May 22, 2021

“Nice place to work and money is good”

Crown HoldingsCrown Holdings
Mechanic
Sep 30, 2020

“Great pay and work to life ratio is great.”

Verger Delporte
Mechanical Intern
May 16, 2019

“Not the best place but good enough to learn new concepts”

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