Car Mechanic Salaries - International Comparison

 
Job Description:   The car mechanic job includes the overhauls, repairs, and servicing of automobiles and similar motor vehicles: (i) plans work using technical manuals; (ii) examines vehicle to determine extent and location of mechanical/electrical defects; (iii) repairs or replaces parts such as pistons, gears, spark plugs, etc; (iv) checks on condition of tyres, level of brake fluid, level of clutch fluid, level of gearbox oil, etc [9].
 
Methodology:   Unless otherwise indicated, the gross income is obtained from data provided to the International Labour Organization [9] by government agencies (Statistics Canada, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Statistics Finland, etc). The compulsory deductions include income tax, municipal tax, provincial/state income tax, social security (pension plan, medicare), compulsory additional insurance, etc. The deductions are representative of single-earner-married-without-child status, and are obtained from income tax calculators [t], social security withholdings, the OECD Tax Database [k], or other sources. Employees include both men and women unless otherwise noted.
 
    
 

Car Mechanic Job Average Salary

Country  Net Monthly Income  constant 2005 US$ [a] [d] Notes, Source                                                                               Gross Monthly Job Income Compulsory Deductions Weekly Hours
 
U.S. average salary PPP $ 2,526 $ 2,526 Full-time and part-time employees, 2005. U.S. Department of Labor, [t]. 3,118 dollars 19% 39.1
Australia average income PPP $ 2,072 $ 2,033 May 2004. Normal hours from collective agreements. Australian Bureau of Statistics, [9], [t]. 3,308 dollars 19% 40.0
Norway average income PPP $ 2,046 $ 2,823 Employees, 2005. Statistics Norway, [9]. 25,296 kroners 28% 37.5
UK median salary PPP $ 1,867 $ 2,167 Employees, 2005. UK Employment Department, [9], [t]. 1,586 pounds 25% 39.9
Korea average salary PPP $ 1,769 $ 1,403 Excl. overtime and bonus, June 2005. Korea Ministry of Labour, [9]. 1,554,982 wons 8% 42.3
Germany average salary PPP $ 1,766 $ 1,906 Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work. Federal Statistical Office of Germany, [9], [t]. 1,988 euros 23% 36.5
France median salary PPP $ 1,725 $ 1,355 Qualified worker. Full-time employees, 2002. Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques, [36]. 1,320 euros 0%
Finland average salary PPP $ 1,601 $ 1,912 Normal hours of work, 2004. Men only. Women make 1,864 euros per month. Statistics Finland, [9], [k], [t]. 2,017 euros 26% 38.8
Belgium average salary PPP $ 1,585 $ 1,679 Minimum per month, normal hours of work, 2004. Men only. Institut National de Statistique, [9], [t]. 1,821 euros 28% 38.0
Hong Kong average salary PPP $ 1,576 $ 1,183 Normal hours of work, 2005. Assuming 20 working days in a month. Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department, [9]. 9,682 dollars 5% 46.3
Japan average salary PPP $ 1,573 $ 1,850 Excl. overtime and bonus, June 2005. Men only. Japan Statistical Yearbook [17], [k]. 242,000 yens 16%
Canada average income PPP $ 1,548 $ 1,546 Employees, 2005. Statistics Canada, [9], [t]. 2,497 dollars 25% 34.0
Austria average salary PPP $ 1,545 $ 1,238 Employees, 2002. Austrian Central Statistical Office (ÖSTAT), [9], [t]. 1,609 euros 25% 40.0
Taiwan average income PPP $ 1,533 $ 820 Full-time and part-time employees, 2004. National Statistics Republic of China, [9]. 28,596 dollars 7% 43.0
Italy average salary PPP $ 1,289 $ 1,392 Normal hours of work, 2005. Istituto Nazionale di Statistica, [9]. 1,490 euros 25% 39.0
Kuwait average income PPP $ 800 $ 998 Men employees, 2004. Kuwait Ministry of Planning, [9]. 285 dinars 0% 49.0
Slovakia average income PPP $ 795 $ 409 Employees, 2004. Štatistický úrad Slovenskej republiky, [9], [k]. 16,355 korunas 22% 32.9
Portugal average salary PPP $ 719 $ 577 Employees, 2003. Instituto Nacional de Estatística, [9]. 552 euros 13% 39.3
Singapore average salary PPP $ 716 $ 656 Employees, private sector, 2004. Ministry of Manpower, [9], [t]. 1,346 dollars 20%
Hungary average salary PPP $ 707 $ 449 Employees, May 2005. Hungarian Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 120,528 forints 26%
Czech Republic average income PPP $ 696 $ 455 Excl. bonuses, 2005. Czech Statistical Office, [9]. 13,933 korunas 22% 40.7
Poland average income PPP $ 681 $ 365 Employees, 2004. Poland Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 1,836 zlotys 30% 41.0
Philippines average salary PPP $ 650 $ 144 Employees, 2004. National Statistics Office, [9], [t]. 8,711 pesos 10%
Brazil average income PPP $ 649 $ 239 Employees, Dec 2003. Ministerio do Trabalho e da Previdência Social, [9]. 756 reals 10% 43.6
Russia average salary PPP $ 627 $ 251 Employees, men only, 2004. Federal State Statistics Office, [9]. 8,059 roubles 13% 40.0
Mexico average income PPP $ 626 $ 401 Employees, 2005. Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informatica (INEGI), [9], [k]. 4,448 pesos 2% 54.0
Latvia average income PPP $ 537 $ 239 Adult full-time and part-time employees, men, 2005. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, [9], [t]. 180 lats 26% 36.1
China average salary PPP $ 519 $ 122 Employees, 2005. National Bureau of Statistics of China, [9]. 1,082 yuans 8%
Lithuania average salary PPP $ 485 $ 185 Employees, 2002. Men. Statistics Lithuania, [9]. 852 litas 27% 40.0
Thailand average salary PPP $ 479 $ 153 Men employees, 2005. Women make 3,748 bahts per month. Thailand National Statistical Office, [9], [t], [s]. 6,530 bahts 6% 49.0
Peru average salary PPP $ 458 $ 198 Employees, June 2002. Men only. Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informatica, [9]. 706 sols 13% 37.2
Romania average salary PPP $ 352 $ 181 Men employees, 2005. Romania National Institute of Statistics, [9]. 714 new lei 27% 38.8
 

References

 
[a]   Interbank nominal exchange rate, Oanda.com; historical currency converter for over 164 currencies and 3 metals.
[d]   World Economic Outlook Database, September 2006, International Monetary Fund.
[k]   OECD Tax Database. Annual database providing comparative information on personal and corporate income tax and consumption tax systems and rates in OECD countries since 2000. Information on social security contributions levied on employees and their employers is also reported.
[t]   Net income from gross income (calculators, tables): Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, UK, U.S., Singapore.
[9]   International Labour Organization. Compilation of average salary income worldwide. Classified by country, by employment category, and by gender.