Are you tired of data that inaccurately represents the true earnings of automotive and diesel technicians? So are we!

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) claims that the average pay for automotive technicians is $46,970 per year and diesel technicians earn $54,360 annually. However, our extensive network of over 1,000 shops on WrenchWay, along with numerous industry connections, tells a different story.

At WrenchWay, we believe that accurate information is crucial for making informed decisions about your career. We feel people considering entering the industry are being misled by these numbers causing fewer people to pursue a career in the industry. We want to change that by presenting accurate information.

In order to get a better understanding of the earning potential of technicians in different regions and throughout various stages of their careers, WrenchWay is launching our first annual Technician Pay Survey!

Why Participate?

In order to present accurate data around technician pay, we need to hear from you—the technicians!

By taking three minutes to share your insights, you contribute to building a comprehensive and realistic picture of technician compensation across different regions and career stages.

How to Participate

This survey is now available to complete online through February 29, 2024. The survey takes about three minutes to complete. Individual responses are anonymous, and your insights will help us compile a comprehensive report that reflects the true earning potential of technicians in the field. The survey data will be aggregated based on location, type of shop, experience level, type of pay plans, and more. A full report will be released in March 2024.

Take the Survey

Incentives for Your Participation

To show our appreciation for your time and contribution, every participant who completes the survey will be entered into a drawing for exciting prizes. From top-notch tools to exclusive shirts and hats, there’s something for everyone. Please note: Winners will be verified to ensure they work as technicians/mechanics in the automotive or diesel industries.

2024 Technician Pay Survey Giveaway—Prize List

Milwaukee Tool Bundle – $2,000 value

  • Mechanics Tool Set (191 pieces)
  • M12™ FUEL™ 3/8″ Ratchet 2 Battery Kit
  • M18 FUEL™ 1/2″ High Torque Impact wrench w/ Friction Ring Kit

Donated by Milwaukee Tools

Milwaukee Tool Bundle

$200 Gift Card

Donated by RepairPal


(5) Fullbay Swag Boxes

  • Fullbay black t-shirt
  • Koozie
  • Keychain Tire Gauge
  • Fullbay Black Hat
  • Pen (Alamo)
  • Tumbler
  • Powered by Fullbay stickers
  • Dieselmatic Water Bottle
  • Dieselmatic T-shirt
  • Fullbay backpack
  • Truck Tales II
  • Coaster
  • Keychain
  • Sticker
  • Magnet

Donated by Fullbay

(5) Sonic Tools Backpacks

Donated by Sonic Tools

Sonic Tools Backpack

(5) WrenchWay Hats

WrenchWay hats

(10) WrenchWay T-Shirts

WrenchWay T-Shirts

Companies that are interested in sponsoring a prize giveaway can reach out to Sara Kerwin, Director of Marketing at

Together, Let’s Paint an Accurate Picture!

Join us in dispelling the myths surrounding technician salaries. By participating in our survey, you play a crucial role in providing future generations with accurate information to make informed decisions about their careers.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be a part of the change. Let’s set the record straight and showcase the true value of the incredible work done by automotive and diesel technicians.

Survey Link:

Thank you for being the driving force behind our industry!