MOTORCYCLE TECHNICIANS repair and overhaul motorcycles, motor scooters, mopeds, dirt bikes, and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). They may work on transmissions, brakes, and ignition systems, and make minor body repairs. Mechanics usually specialize in the service and repair of one type of equipment. Routine maintenance is normally a major part of the technician's work. Some highly skilled motorcycle technicians use specialized components and the latest computerized equipment to customize and tune motorcycles for racing.
Salary, Size & Growth
- $37,000 average per year ($17.75 per hour)
- A small occupation (24,300 workers in 2010)
- Expected to grow moderately (0.8% per year)
Due to the increasing complexity of motorcycles, most employers prefer to hire MOTORCYCLE TECHNICIANS who are graduates of formal training programs. Knowledge of basic electronics is essential for motorcycle technicians. Motorcycle technicians need a motorcycle driver's license.