The Average Salary Of A Harley Mechanic

Employment opportunities for Harley Davidson mechanics are expected to rise.

As of January 2010, the average U.S. salary for a Harley Davidson mechanic was $37,833, according to Harley Davidson mechanics possess specialized skills in the mechanical repair of Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Salaries in Large Cities

According to, Harley Davidson mechanics in New York City earn $50,000 annually, while those in Chicago and Los Angeles earn $40,000.

Salaries in Small Cities

According to, Harley Davidson mechanics in Dayton, Ohio, earn $35,000, those in Little Rock, Arkansas, earn $32,000 and those in Independence, Kansas, earn $30,000.

Basic Qualifications

Harley Davidson mechanics must obtain an education in basic motorcycle mechanics. Typically, entry into the educational programs require a high school diploma or G.E.D.

Specialized Education

According to, the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute provides the necessary education, and Harley-Davidson maintains partnerships with the following four colleges to provide degree programs specializing in Harley-Davidson mechanics: Lake Washington Technical College, Central Carolina Community College, Fort Scott Community College and Pittsburg State University.

Job Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states employment opportunities for small engine mechanics overall are expected to increase by seven percent between 2008 and 2018.