Bike Mechanic Salaries

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  • BIKE MECHANIC SALARIES
  • I once heard a joke…
  • What do you call a bike mechanic that just got dumped?
  • What do you call a bike mechanic that just got dumped? Homeless.
  • Ever wondered what a bike mechanic gets paid?
  • In 2003 the average annual salary for a high school drop out was $23,013 US Census Bureau
  • In 2003 the average annual salary for a high school drop out was $23,013 US Census Bureau In 2013 the average annual salary for a bike mechanic was $22,337 Salary.com
  • This leads me to ask…
  • This leads me to ask…
  • The average bike mechanic earns less than a
  • The average bike mechanic earns less than a Gardener $29,962
  • The average bike mechanic earns less than a Gardener $29,962 Janitor $25,188
  • The average bike mechanic earns less than a Gardener $29,962 Janitor $25,188 Shoe Repairman $24,274
  • 3 lowest paying states for bike mechanics:
  • 48. Alabama $19,634
  • 49. West Virginia $19,433
  • 50. Mississippi $18,450
  • And the 3 highest paying states:
  • 3. New Jersey $25,509
  • 2. New York $26,045
  • 1. California $26,983
  • And the full list:
  • 1. California: $26,983 (San Francisco) 2. New York: $26,045 (New York) 3. New Jersey: $25,509 (Trenton) 4. Alaska: $25,285 (Anchorage) 5. Hawaii: $24,548 (Honolulu) 6. Delaware: $24,436 (Wilmington) 7. Massachusetts: $24,392 (Boston) 8. Washington: $24,101 (Seattle) 9. Connecticut: $23,856 (Hartford) 10. New Hampshire: $23,565 (Nashua) 11. Illinois: $23,431 (Chicago) 12. Michigan: $23,409 (Ann Arbor) 13. Rhode Island: $23,186 (Providence) 14. Maryland: $23,074 (Baltimore) 15. Pennsylvania: $23,007 (Philadelphia) 16. Oregon: $22,828 (Portland) 17. Maine: $22,806 (Portland) 18. Ohio: $22,694 (Cleveland) 19. Louisiana: $22,627 (New Orleans) 20. Colorado: $22,381 (Boulder) 21. Minnesota: $22,337 (Minneapolis-St. Paul) 22. Virginia: $22,314 (Richmond) 23. Georgia: $22,158 (Atlanta) 24. Arizona: $22,158 (Phoenix) 25. Florida: $21,912 (Miami) 26. Nevada: $21,912 (Las Vegas) 27. Indiana: $21,823 (Indianapolis) 28. Missouri: $21,756 (Kansas City) 29. Texas: $21,644 (Austin) 30. Idaho: $21,622 (Boise) 31. Kansas: $21,510 (Wichita) 32. Vermont: $21,399 (Burlington) 33. Utah: $21,332 (Salt Lake City) 34. Kentucky: $21,265 (Lexington) 35. Iowa: $21,198 (Des Moines) 36. Oklahoma: $21,153 (Tulsa) 37. Nebraska: $20,907 (Omaha) 38. North Carolina: $20,863 (Fayetteville) 39. New México: $20,684 (Albuquerque) 40. Wisconsin: $20,550 (Madison) 41. South Carolina: $20,527 (Columbia) 42. North Dakota: $20,103 (Bismarck)98 43. South Dakota: $20,014 (Rapid City) 44. Tennessee: $19,924 (Chattanooga) 45. Arkansas: $19,880 (Little Rock) 46. Montana: $19,768 (Billings) 47. Wyoming: $19,701 (Casper) 48. Alabama: $19,634 (Montgomery) 49. West Virginia: $19,433 (Charleston) 50. Mississippi: $18,450 (Jackson) Source: Salary.com – Totals are average for the listed city
  • We can compare this to the average personal income in the US: $40,584 Connecticut being the highest at $56,001 and Mississippi the lowest at $31,186. US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis 2010
  • While this is decent pay in some countries. The average cost of living in the US is: $20,194
  • While this is decent pay in some countries. The average cost of living in the US is: $20,194 This is for a single person. Where annual spending on food is $2577, annual spending on housing is $6844, and a car costs $3442 each year. US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013
  • So when comparing national averages: $40,584 income for all people $22,337 income for bike mechanics $20,194 as costs of living Bike mechanics are $18,247 below average income but $2143 above average expenses. At least they can afford a bike.
  • But it also means bike mechanics in 9 states are earning below the national average for expenses. Yikes.
  • Hardly anyone works as bike mechanic because the money is amazing.
  • But earnings this low can make it difficult to live comfortably in many places. Especially in some bigger cities.
  • A bike mechanic in San Francisco earns $26,983 on average. But the average cost of rent is $30,786 for a one bedroom apartment.
  • Let’s look at these cities for bike mechanics City Bike Mechanic Salary 1 Bedroom Rent 1. San Francisco, CA $26,983 $30,786 2. New York, NY $26,045 $38,208 3. Trenton, NJ $25,509 $11,340 4. Anchorage, AL $25,509 $12,660 5. Honolulu, HI $24,548 $15,600 6. Wilmington, DE $24, 436 $13,320 7. Boston, MA $24,392 $29,088 8. Seattle, WA $24,101 $14,112 9. Hartford, CT $23,856 $12,600 10. Nashua, NH $23,565 $11,748 Apartmentratings.com
  • Let’s look at these cities for bike mechanics City Bike Mechanic Salary 1 Bedroom Rent 1. San Francisco, CA $26,983 $30,786 2. New York, NY $26,045 $38,208 3. Trenton, NJ $25,509 $11,340 4. Anchorage, AL $25,509 $12,660 5. Honolulu, HI $24,548 $15,600 6. Wilmington, DE $24, 436 $13,320 7. Boston, MA $24,392 $29,088 8. Seattle, WA $24,101 $14,112 9. Hartford, CT $23,856 $12,600 10. Nashua, NH $23,565 $11,748 In these cities more than 50% of annual income goes to rent Apartmentratings.com
  • Let’s look at these cities for bike mechanics City Bike Mechanic Salary 1 Bedroom Rent 1. San Francisco, CA $26,983 $30,786 2. New York, NY $26,045 $38,208 3. Trenton, NJ $25,509 $11,340 4. Anchorage, AL $25,509 $12,660 5. Honolulu, HI $24,548 $15,600 6. Wilmington, DE $24, 436 $13,320 7. Boston, MA $24,392 $29,088 8. Seattle, WA $24,101 $14,112 9. Hartford, CT $23,856 $12,600 10. Nashua, NH $23,565 $11,748 And in these cities, yeah, that’s a real freakin’ bummer right there. Apartmentratings.com
  • How can this be changed? How can bike work be valued for more?
  • How can this be changed? How can bike work be valued for more? When a bike can cost $8000, why is the tune-up only $80?
  • How can this be changed? How can bike work be valued for more? When a bike can cost $8000, why is the tune-up only $80? Are customers unwilling to pay more? Or are mechanics afraid to charge more?
  • Please comment with ideas and share these questions with others.
  • Please comment with ideas and share these questions with others. Thank you @donnyperry
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Have you ever wondered how much a bike mechanic earns? Or how their salary compares to other careers like being a gardener or janitor? And which state pays the best for bike mechanics? This deck runs through the numbers showing the good, the bad, and the ugly of bike mechanic salaries.
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  • BIKE MECHANIC SALARIES
  • I once heard a joke…
  • What do you call a bike mechanic that just got dumped?
  • What do you call a bike mechanic that just got dumped? Homeless.
  • Ever wondered what a bike mechanic gets paid?
  • In 2003 the average annual salary for a high school drop out was $23,013 US Census Bureau
  • In 2003 the average annual salary for a high school drop out was $23,013 US Census Bureau In 2013 the average annual salary for a bike mechanic was $22,337 Salary.com
  • This leads me to ask…
  • This leads me to ask…
  • The average bike mechanic earns less than a
  • The average bike mechanic earns less than a Gardener $29,962
  • The average bike mechanic earns less than a Gardener $29,962 Janitor $25,188
  • The average bike mechanic earns less than a Gardener $29,962 Janitor $25,188 Shoe Repairman $24,274
  • 3 lowest paying states for bike mechanics:
  • 48. Alabama $19,634
  • 49. West Virginia $19,433
  • 50. Mississippi $18,450
  • And the 3 highest paying states:
  • 3. New Jersey $25,509
  • 2. New York $26,045
  • 1. California $26,983
  • And the full list:
  • 1. California: $26,983 (San Francisco) 2. New York: $26,045 (New York) 3. New Jersey: $25,509 (Trenton) 4. Alaska: $25,285 (Anchorage) 5. Hawaii: $24,548 (Honolulu) 6. Delaware: $24,436 (Wilmington) 7. Massachusetts: $24,392 (Boston) 8. Washington: $24,101 (Seattle) 9. Connecticut: $23,856 (Hartford) 10. New Hampshire: $23,565 (Nashua) 11. Illinois: $23,431 (Chicago) 12. Michigan: $23,409 (Ann Arbor) 13. Rhode Island: $23,186 (Providence) 14. Maryland: $23,074 (Baltimore) 15. Pennsylvania: $23,007 (Philadelphia) 16. Oregon: $22,828 (Portland) 17. Maine: $22,806 (Portland) 18. Ohio: $22,694 (Cleveland) 19. Louisiana: $22,627 (New Orleans) 20. Colorado: $22,381 (Boulder) 21. Minnesota: $22,337 (Minneapolis-St. Paul) 22. Virginia: $22,314 (Richmond) 23. Georgia: $22,158 (Atlanta) 24. Arizona: $22,158 (Phoenix) 25. Florida: $21,912 (Miami) 26. Nevada: $21,912 (Las Vegas) 27. Indiana: $21,823 (Indianapolis) 28. Missouri: $21,756 (Kansas City) 29. Texas: $21,644 (Austin) 30. Idaho: $21,622 (Boise) 31. Kansas: $21,510 (Wichita) 32. Vermont: $21,399 (Burlington) 33. Utah: $21,332 (Salt Lake City) 34. Kentucky: $21,265 (Lexington) 35. Iowa: $21,198 (Des Moines) 36. Oklahoma: $21,153 (Tulsa) 37. Nebraska: $20,907 (Omaha) 38. North Carolina: $20,863 (Fayetteville) 39. New México: $20,684 (Albuquerque) 40. Wisconsin: $20,550 (Madison) 41. South Carolina: $20,527 (Columbia) 42. North Dakota: $20,103 (Bismarck)98 43. South Dakota: $20,014 (Rapid City) 44. Tennessee: $19,924 (Chattanooga) 45. Arkansas: $19,880 (Little Rock) 46. Montana: $19,768 (Billings) 47. Wyoming: $19,701 (Casper) 48. Alabama: $19,634 (Montgomery) 49. West Virginia: $19,433 (Charleston) 50. Mississippi: $18,450 (Jackson) Source: Salary.com – Totals are average for the listed city
  • We can compare this to the average personal income in the US: $40,584 Connecticut being the highest at $56,001 and Mississippi the lowest at $31,186. US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis 2010
  • While this is decent pay in some countries. The average cost of living in the US is: $20,194
  • While this is decent pay in some countries. The average cost of living in the US is: $20,194 This is for a single person. Where annual spending on food is $2577, annual spending on housing is $6844, and a car costs $3442 each year. US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013
  • So when comparing national averages: $40,584 income for all people $22,337 income for bike mechanics $20,194 as costs of living Bike mechanics are $18,247 below average income but $2143 above average expenses. At least they can afford a bike.
  • But it also means bike mechanics in 9 states are earning below the national average for expenses. Yikes.
  • Hardly anyone works as bike mechanic because the money is amazing.
  • But earnings this low can make it difficult to live comfortably in many places. Especially in some bigger cities.
  • A bike mechanic in San Francisco earns $26,983 on average. But the average cost of rent is $30,786 for a one bedroom apartment.
  • Let’s look at these cities for bike mechanics City Bike Mechanic Salary 1 Bedroom Rent 1. San Francisco, CA $26,983 $30,786 2. New York, NY $26,045 $38,208 3. Trenton, NJ $25,509 $11,340 4. Anchorage, AL $25,509 $12,660 5. Honolulu, HI $24,548 $15,600 6. Wilmington, DE $24, 436 $13,320 7. Boston, MA $24,392 $29,088 8. Seattle, WA $24,101 $14,112 9. Hartford, CT $23,856 $12,600 10. Nashua, NH $23,565 $11,748 Apartmentratings.com
  • Let’s look at these cities for bike mechanics City Bike Mechanic Salary 1 Bedroom Rent 1. San Francisco, CA $26,983 $30,786 2. New York, NY $26,045 $38,208 3. Trenton, NJ $25,509 $11,340 4. Anchorage, AL $25,509 $12,660 5. Honolulu, HI $24,548 $15,600 6. Wilmington, DE $24, 436 $13,320 7. Boston, MA $24,392 $29,088 8. Seattle, WA $24,101 $14,112 9. Hartford, CT $23,856 $12,600 10. Nashua, NH $23,565 $11,748 In these cities more than 50% of annual income goes to rent Apartmentratings.com
  • Let’s look at these cities for bike mechanics City Bike Mechanic Salary 1 Bedroom Rent 1. San Francisco, CA $26,983 $30,786 2. New York, NY $26,045 $38,208 3. Trenton, NJ $25,509 $11,340 4. Anchorage, AL $25,509 $12,660 5. Honolulu, HI $24,548 $15,600 6. Wilmington, DE $24, 436 $13,320 7. Boston, MA $24,392 $29,088 8. Seattle, WA $24,101 $14,112 9. Hartford, CT $23,856 $12,600 10. Nashua, NH $23,565 $11,748 And in these cities, yeah, that’s a real freakin’ bummer right there. Apartmentratings.com
  • How can this be changed? How can bike work be valued for more?
  • How can this be changed? How can bike work be valued for more? When a bike can cost $8000, why is the tune-up only $80?
  • How can this be changed? How can bike work be valued for more? When a bike can cost $8000, why is the tune-up only $80? Are customers unwilling to pay more? Or are mechanics afraid to charge more?
  • Please comment with ideas and share these questions with others.
  • Please comment with ideas and share these questions with others. Thank you @donnyperry
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