According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2010, the median income for for this profession is $31,790. However, there are several factors that can greatly influence that income including the mechanics level of training, geographic location and the motorcycle repair industry that the mechanic is employed in. In general, mechanics with vocational or formal education make more money than their colleagues who only have a high school diploma or equivalent.
After a few years of experience, motorcycle mechanics could make more than they initially did, if they developed a specialty. Since motorcycles are popular during months where the weather is warm and dry, motorcycle mechanics who live in these climates will garner more earnings than their counterparts who live in less motorcycle friendly weather. The other issue that can affect a motorcycle mechanics salary is the industry that they are employed in. Some private dealerships will offer their mechanics a base salary with incentives. This means that the mechanics income can vary depending on the type of work available. Motorcycle mechanics in the government employed industry may have their income decided by union or other types of contracts.