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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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
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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