Pros and Cons of Flat Rate Pay as an Automotive Technician

Pros and Cons of Flat Rate Pay as an Automotive Technician


hello everybody Brian nesic here from how to automotive going on a quick little test-drive here and I thought I would talk to you guys a little bit about what I thought of a flat rate pay in being new to the industry and I would like to say I don’t think it’s a good idea for a young technician to start out with flat rate pay it’s you’re just you require a requires experience to really make it with flat rate pay and and if you if you take off right right from the get-go with flat right pay you will actually get very discouraged with the business and probably want to leave the business and so I would recommend you guys starting out on a salary type basis and work your way and then see if you can work your way into like a situation where like you say if you make start making more than certain hours then you would get the flat rate pay and because that because if you go right away to the flat rate pay you’re not gonna be able to keep up with the pros with the what the veterans and the veterans usually get to pick up the litter of the jobs that come in the shops anyways and the new guys get the kind of the leftovers or the stuff that you know the the senior techs do not want you know in a and you also get a lot of the warranty work and it’s hard a hard hard to make hours with warranty works and it’s hard hard to make hours you know when you don’t get to pick what you want to pick and so I would recommend you guys start out on some type of salary type pay and and be very focused on and focus on get gathering all your tools you need to focus on your schooling you need and grow yourself that way before you attempt to go switch over to flat rate flat rate is a tough tough way to make a living and one week it’s great the next week it’s just like you’re flat on your face and you know you know you’re almost second-guessing yourself is is worth it you know but uh once you get to hang at the flat rate system it can be very very lucrative and very beneficial to you and like for me I work about I’m in the shop maybe 35 maybe 40 I mean 38 hours at the most I’m at the shop and I a vert about about you know fifty of about forty six forty seven hours a week it’s what I average just being up the shop around around 35 to 38 hours which is uh but I’ve been doing this for a long long time and I’m the senior tech at the shop and so just keep that in mind when you guys are out looking for jobs and starting to work and if you can hear that in this column test driver he’s got a wheel bearing going bad they didn’t even mention it so anyways up so when you start out I recommend a salary type B work your way up once again this was Brian s look here from how to automotive and I’d like to thank you guys for watching my videos and it’s my pleasure sharing my experience with you guys and if you have any comments or questions or leave them below I’d love to hear what you guys think about the flat rate pay and have a little discussion thank you


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