How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Maryland?

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If you have a love for automobiles and automotive technology, then automotive technician jobs might be a natural fit. You can find a fulfilling career here that offers not just the ability to do something you love, but good pay, as well. In Maryland, the average auto mechanic salary is $45,250, which is considerably higher than the national average. Maryland also has fewer auto mechanics than it needs, which means that job growth prospects over time are very good. However, you need more than a mechanical aptitude to be successful in this industry.

It starts with educating yourself

Like any other industry, the automotive sector has evolved considerably in recent years. The advent of advanced technology and its growing inclusion in even the average automobile means that you need to know more now than you did even a few years ago. To learn these skills, you’ll need to attend an auto mechanic school and earn your certification. There are quite a few community colleges and tech schools in Maryland that can provide this type of certification, including the following:

Once you complete the course, you will have your certification and can find an entry-level auto mechanic job. However, you should do more to make yourself as attractive as possible to hirers. This may mean getting your ASE certifications. ASE certifications can be earned in a number of specialty areas, and hirers are always more willing to pay ASE-certified mechanics more than those who do not have certification.

Business owners and decision makers know that this certification proves that you have the drive needed to succeed, as well as the knowledge required to work as a professional mechanic. It can also play an important role should you decide to strike out on your own rather than applying for more traditional employment.

If you work for a branded dealership, you will have another option open to you – dealer certification. These programs are designed to educate mechanics about the specific technologies and design elements used by a particular automaker. They’re generally part of the required ongoing training for mechanics at a branded dealership, but you can take that knowledge with you to other jobs if you decide to leave the dealership.

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With the right education and the dedication needed to check out the many potential mechanic job options, you can achieve success.

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Nazareth

26 years of experience
110 reviews
Nazareth
26 years of experience
Mazda 3 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Los Angeles, California
Nazareth provides excellent service. He is very friendly, flexible and proactive, I can only recommend booking him.
Mazda 3 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Glendale, California
Nazareth was great to work with. I would highly recommend him for future vehicle work. He was able to get the job done quickly and in a professional manner.

Michael

7 years of experience
16 reviews
Michael
7 years of experience
Honda Accord - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Scottsdale, Arizona
Michael is awesome! Extremely knowledgeable, competent, and has strong integrity. He was able to help me understand why I didn’t need certain fixes that the dealership recommended (which ended up saving me almost a thousand dollars). He’s very personable, charismatic, and skilled at what he does. I can confidently say that the “YourMechanic” website is beyond blessed to have this man working with them.
Jeep Wrangler - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Chandler, Arizona
Very professional and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Michael to anyone looking for car maintenance. Great service! Thank you.

Jason

31 years of experience
167 reviews
Jason
31 years of experience
Fiat 500L - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - San Jose, California
Unbelievably efficient and knowledgeable. Jason just comes and gets it done. I so appreciate his commitment to Excellence as evidenced by his refusal to use the wrong oil for my oil change, even though it meant him coming out another day. Just had my brakes done in less than an hour. So happy I found this and so happy that Jason's my mechanic. I highly recommend him. Meghan in San Jose
Nissan Altima - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - San Mateo, California
Jason was very professional and friendly. He provided extremely honest and helpful advice on issues with my Altima that would require proactive future maintenance.

Pardeep

20 years of experience
655 reviews
Pardeep
20 years of experience
Honda Civic - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - San Jose, California
Thank you for helping to problem solve and being professional. I will likely be seeing you again soon.
Ford Fusion - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Fremont, California
Again 5 star service. And already scheduling him for my next appointment. Highly recommend Pardeep for your car needs.

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