How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Idaho?

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It’s no secret that automotive technician jobs can be very rewarding, both personally and financially. If you’re a resident of Idaho with a love of all things automotive, it makes sense to pursue auto technician jobs. Of course, you’ll also want to know how much you could earn on average in the state, as well as the factors that affect your potential annual salary. Nationwide, the average auto mechanic salary is just over $40,000 per year. In the state of Idaho, it is $39,300, putting it slightly below the national average. However, understand that this is just the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ average for the state. You’ll find auto mechanic jobs that pay more than this, as well as less than the average.

It starts with your education

Like any other field, you need a good education to get started as a mechanic. An auto mechanic school will teach you the basics needed for entry-level positions. There are several different paths you can take to get the education you need, as well. In fact, the state has several good technology and vocational schools that can give you the required training, including the following:

These courses are relatively short, sometimes consisting of no more than six months. However, there are four-year courses available, as well. Once you complete your chosen course and earned your certification or degree, you can then pursue automotive tech jobs throughout the state.

Go for higher training

If you think that your training ends when you graduate from an auto mechanic school, then you have a surprise in store. While you can base your career on this, it might not be the wisest choice. It’s far better to pursue an ASE certification. The Automotive Service Excellence credential is highly sought after by hirers, and mechanics who have earned their master certificate can earn a significantly higher annual salary than those who have not. You will also have more job options open to you.

If you are considering working for a dealership, then you should pursue dealership certification. These are training programs tied directly to a specific automaker, like Ford or Honda. Most automakers today actually require mechanics at branded dealerships to complete ongoing training and earn their certification. After you complete the course, you will be able to earn more per year.

Supplement your income with work as a mobile mechanic

Get the education you need, and invest in higher certification. With the right effort and a little research into automotive technician jobs, you can find a rewarding career.

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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Jason

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31 years of experience
Land Rover Range Rover Sport - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Surprise, Arizona
Needed new brake pads on my Land Rover-and booked through “your mechanic”- this was my second time using this service and I have to say- these guys are awesome- Today, Jason came out to my work place- and completed the work quickly. Thank you!!
Honda Accord - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Phoenix, Arizona
Jason was on time, self motivated, well educated in his craft, and very helpful. I am fully sold on your method of using the home service. Jason helped by creating a safer ride for my wife, saving me time, and saving money for my family. I will be a client forever. Dennis Laycock

Lee

18 years of experience
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Lee
18 years of experience
Toyota Camry - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Richmond, Virginia
Lee was professional and knowledgeable. The job did not take long he was a little late but like I said professional because he let know that he was running late. LEE IS AWESOME!!!!!!

Willie

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Willie
23 years of experience
Jeep Compass - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - North Hollywood, California
I made an appointment to have my brake rotors/disc replaced. On the day I scheduled my car services- it ended up raining. Willie checked in, moved my appointment, and continued to communicate through out the day until he was able to come work on my car. He took great car to make the repairs ANNNDDD SAVED ME MONEY by only doing what was necessary (only one of the rotors needed replacing). A blessing.

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Saturn Vue - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Sunnyvale, California
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