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Mechanic Labour Rate Varies £97 Per-Hour In UK

Postcode lottery: average hourly rate charged by mechanics for labour varies nearly £100 throughout United Kingdom.

Average Labour Rate For Mechanics In UK

How much mechanics charge for labour varies nearly £100 per-hour between postcodes, Warrantywise says. The company – that provides insurance to cover the cost of repairs – says that the largest average variation is between Twickenham in London (£141) and Kirkwall in Scotland where the typical cost is £44 (-£97 per-hour).

Regional labour rates make interesting reading too. London is the most expensive where mechanics typically charge £101.60 per-hour. It is followed by the: South-West (£89.12), East (£88.75), South (£86), North West (£84.72), Midlands (£83.77), Wales (£77), North East (£76.33) and Scotland (£71.42). As for specific garages, 1 of the most expensive is in Surrey as it charges £240 per-hour. A business in Birmingham, in contrast, is amongst the cheapest (£36).

Warrantywise Chief Executive Officer, Lawrence Whittaker, said: “Some of the differences Warrantywise has discovered are, frankly, offensive. Our advice is simple: shop around, negotiate and remember that as a paying customer,you are holding the ace cards.”

UK Mechanic Labour Rates By Region And Postcode


LONDON: £101.60 an hour average
N £81 W £111
E £97 BR £121
LU £82 SM £76
MK £94 SW £109
CM £89 RH £103
EN £111 WD £120
HA £106 CR £108
SE £85 RM £90
NW £99 KT £129
AL £106 SL £108
DA £105 TN £97
IG £101 CT £95
TW £141 HP £104
UB £98 GU £98
CO £93 SS £98
SG £87 ME £101

SCOTLAND: £71.42 an hour average
KW £44 AB £63
KY £59 PA £74
IV £72 PH £71
EH £72 G £74
DD £69 FK £80
DG £72 TD £91
ML £94 KA £65

NORTH WEST: £84.72 an hour average
CA £74 BD £84
WA £86 SK £94
HD £88 OL £97
LA £83 BB £84
PR £86 S £82
HX £87 LS £95
M £75 WF £90
CH £88 HG £87
WN £78 BL £82
L £81 FY £92
CW £66

SOUTH: £86 an hour average
GL £72 OK £85
SO £76 PO £79
SN £96 RG £98
BN £95 SP £74
BH £99

MIDLANDS: £83.77 an hour average
NG £89 ST £109
WS £56 NN £75
DE £94 HR £79
TF £74 B £74
LE £83 CV £89
WV £73 WR £109
DY £85

NORTH EAST: £76.33 an hour average
LN £86 TS £75
DN £79 DH £81
NE £75 SR £96
HU £71 YO £73
DL £51

SOUTH WEST: £89.12 an hour average
BS £91 BA £85
TA £80 EX £95
TQ £71 PL £81
TR £85

WALES: £77 an hour average
LL £64 SY £83
CF £86 SA £75
NP £78 LD £76

EAST: £88.75 an hour average
PE £77 NR £81
CB £109 IP £88