How Much Do Mobile Detailers Make?


Mobile detailers give cars thorough cleanings, both outside and inside, to make the car feel as close to new as possible. With hundreds of millions of cars circulating today, mobile detailers exist in practically all neighborhoods.

Average Salary

  • As of October 2010, the average annual salary of a mobile detailer in the United States is $34,000 according to SimplyHired.

Regional Variances

  • Many jobs feature different average salaries based on location. For example, as of October 2010, a mobile detailer average salary in Virginia is $36,000 or $2,000 higher than the national average. Conversely, the average salary in Idaho is $31,000 or $3,000 lower than the national average, according to SimplyHired.

Potential Customers

  • Customer base is not limited simply to private car owners. Many service industries utilize auto detailing services. In addition to auto dealerships, mobile detailing services could be called upon by insurance companies, rental car agencies, auto body shops and auction houses.


  • Look for work as a mobile detailer at car dealerships, garages and body shops as well as the many private professional car detailing outfits located in your area.

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