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Wheel Alignment Mechanic Salary

$41,643 (USD)

Average Salary

$20/hr

Average Hourly

$1,133

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 07, 2019

The average pay for a Wheel Alignment Mechanic is $41,643 a year and $20 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Wheel Alignment Mechanic is between $31,222 and $50,287. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Aligns wheels, axles, frames, torsion bars, and steering mechanisms of automotive vehicles, such as automobiles, buses, and trucks.
  • Drives automotive vehicle onto wheel alignment rack and tests vehicle for faulty wheel alignment, bent axle, worn ball joints, and bent steering rods, using alignment-testing machine.
  • Straightens axle and steering rods and adjusts shims, tie rods, and joining pins to align wheels, or installs new parts, using hand tools.
  • Places wheel on balancing machine to determine where counterweights must be added to balance wheel.
  • Hammers counterweights onto rim of wheel.
  • Installs shock absorbers.
  • Straightens frame, using hydraulic jack, chassis aligner, and acetylene torch.
Wheel Alignment Mechanic Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

Job family population: 648,050

Estimated population of Wheel Alignment Mechanic jobs: 20,433

Rate of error: 0.7%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$48,276
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Wheel Alignment Mechanic Job Listings for United States

Journeyman, Mechanic
Nov 22
San Antonio, Texas, USA
San Antonio Independent School District
... wheel alignment and automotive air conditioning * Knowledge of safety measures regarding use of ... Mechanic * Perform automotive, light truck, heavy truck, bus and heavy equipment repair, tune-up ...
Diesel Mechanic - $22.00 - $26.00 an hour Direct-Hire
Nov 5
Ogden, UT, USA
Xemplar Tradesmen Recruiting
Adjust air brakes, align wheels, tighten bolts and screws, and reassemble equipment. * Inspect ... Inspect brake systems, steering mechanisms, wheel bearings, and other parts to ensure proper ...
Automotive Technician
Nov 14
Plano, TX, USA
4 Wheel Parts
We are looking for mechanics and gear heads to join our technician team. Do you have a passion for ... Install and work on suspensions, alignments, gears, mounting and balancing wheels * Install lift ...
Automotive Technician/Mechanic
Nov 4
Hatfield, United States
CarSense
Automotive Technician/Mechanic COME JOIN A WINNING TEAM! Automotive Technicians are a part of one ... Working knowledge of shop equipment such as wheel and tire equipment, alignment system, diagnostic ...
Mechanic (2nd Shift)
Nov 12
Providence, United States
New Penn Motor Express
Rewire or install new lights, align front wheels, replace and adjust brakes, replace brake chambers ... Mechanical experience in fleet repair. Working Environment * BOTH INSIDE & OUTSIDE WORK: Performing ...

The average pay for a Wheel Alignment Mechanic is $41,643 a year and $20 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Wheel Alignment Mechanic is between $31,222 and $50,287. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Journeyman, Mechanic
Nov 22
San Antonio, Texas, USA
San Antonio Independent School District
... wheel alignment and automotive air conditioning * Knowledge of safety measures regarding use of ... Mechanic * Perform automotive, light truck, heavy truck, bus and heavy equipment repair, tune-up ...
Diesel Mechanic - $22.00 - $26.00 an hour Direct-Hire
Nov 5
Ogden, UT, USA
Xemplar Tradesmen Recruiting
Adjust air brakes, align wheels, tighten bolts and screws, and reassemble equipment. * Inspect ... Inspect brake systems, steering mechanisms, wheel bearings, and other parts to ensure proper ...
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