How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Florida?

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If you’re considering an automotive technician job in Florida, you will certainly want to learn more about how much you can expect to earn per year. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual auto mechanic salary in Florida is $28,690, which is slightly lower than the national average of roughly $40,000 pear year. With that being said, understand that this is only the average annual salary. There are quite a few different factors that go into what you’ll earn, and you can control quite a few of them.

Education and training is your first step

In order to start a career as a mechanic, you will first need to complete your initial auto mechanic training. You’ll find a number of community colleges, technical schools and trade schools in Florida offering this type of training, including:

There are also national vocational technical schools like UTI that offer courses in automotive technology. Once you complete these basic courses, you’ll have the knowledge and education needed to enter the field as a tech. However, entry-level jobs pay less than those offered to mechanics with more experience and training.

Get your credentials

There are a couple of options available to increase your skills, knowledge and understanding of automotive technology. One of the most common ways to work yourself into a better paying automotive tech job is to complete ASE training. ASE-certified mechanics complete rigorous courses that teach them more than the basics, allowing them to command higher salaries wherever they work. ASE certification also fosters trust with consumers – customers will have more peace of mind when leaving their vehicle in your care if they know you’re an ASE-certified master technician.

Depending on your career goals, you may also want to go through dealership certification. These courses are only offered to mechanics working for branded dealerships, and they teach you about the specific technology used by that automaker. It has become common for most automakers to require mechanics working at branded dealerships to complete ongoing training on a regular basis and earn their dealer certification.

Supplement your income with work as a mobile mechanic

When everything is said and done, attending auto mechanic school and then getting into the industry can be very rewarding. With the right education and the right certification, you can enjoy a good annual salary, as well as significant job security.

While there are many career options for mechanics, one option you might consider is working with YourMechanic as a mobile mechanic. YourMechanic technicians earn up to $60 an hour and complete all work onsite at the car owner's location. As a mobile mechanic, you control your schedule, set your service area, and serve as your own boss. Learn more and apply.


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Rigoberto

9 years of experience
706 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Chevrolet Equinox - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Niles, Illinois
Rigo was great! He got there early, finished the job early, left everything clean. He changed my rear pads and rotors. The original quoted time was 90 minutes, he was done in about 60. He knows what he is doing and I am recommending him to all my friends and coworkers.
Mercedes-Benz C250 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Chicago, Illinois
Rigo is a maverick hands down. Don’t take your car for work elsewhere. Especially great at Mercedes—this guy knows his profession! I will be using him for everything related to my car going forward.

Arturo

25 years of experience
35 reviews
Arturo
25 years of experience
Kia Forte - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - San Diego, California
ARTURO is great! very professional , fast, replaced my front brake pads and oil an filter change. everything now works and works well. Brakes have much improved stopping power and engine is smooth and quiet.Arturo is also kind and thoughtful. "Your mechanic" is very fortunate to have Arturo Lopez represent your company. I enthusiastically recommend him and "Your mechanic> as a fine operation Best regards to the Team Peter Marto
Nissan Maxima - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - San Diego, California
Arturo was prompt and completed my brake repair, including new rotors in a very efficient manner. I am very pleased with the quality of the work and the parts and will definitely look to have him service our other car in the near future.

Scott

32 years of experience
345 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Lexus IS250 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Denver, Colorado
Always on time, speedy, professional, and pleasant to interact with. The work is always consistent and we'll done. I can't reccomend Scott highly enough!

Michael

10 years of experience
15 reviews
Michael
10 years of experience
Nissan Sentra - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Conyers, Georgia
He was promptly on time and got the job done efficiently in a timely manner. I really appreciate the rapid respone on getting the job done! I would most definitely use this service again.

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