How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Colorado?

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If you’re interested in an automotive technician job in Colorado, it makes sense to learn more about how much they earn per year in the state. Nationally, mechanics earn a median income of just over $40,000 per year. However, that varies considerably from one state to another, and you’ll find that the situation in Colorado is very different. In fact, the average auto mechanic salary in Colorado is actually $42,860 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is higher than the national average by a good bit. There are also other factors that will affect how much you earn in automotive technician jobs in the state.

Your education and training play roles in earnings

While you will find that automotive technician jobs in Colorado pay more than the national average on their own, you need to ensure that you’re the best candidate for those jobs. It begins with your initial training. Most mechanics will start off with a short, six-month certification course at a community college or a tech school. There are quite a few different schools and training centers to choose from in the state, including the following:

Once you have earned your initial certification, you can begin working at one of the many automotive technician jobs in the state. However, this is only the beginning. You’ll need to improve your skills through hands-on application, but also through higher learning. There are quite a few different options for this. One is to pursue an ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification. ASE certification has been the “gold standard” for training in the industry for a long time, and becoming an ASE-certified master technician will get your foot in the door with many hirers.

In addition to pursuing your ASE certification, you should also consider becoming dealership certified. Each dealer brand (BMW, Honda, etc.) has their own in-house training program that trains you in the specifics of that automaker’s technology and models. This can allow you to further specialize and earn more. Generally, hirers are more willing to offer higher paying automotive technician jobs to those with in-depth training, specialization and certification.

Supplement your income with work as a mobile mechanic

With the right training and education, as well as the dedication needed to advance, you can earn a good annual salary with auto technician jobs in Colorado.

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
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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
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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
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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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