How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Massachusetts?

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Thinking about taking advantage of the many automotive technician jobs in Massachusetts? It can be a very good career path. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, mechanics in the state earn an average of $45,940, which is higher than the national average by several thousand dollars. However, it is important to understand that there are many different factors that will impact your earnings here, including your education, where you work, your certification and training level, and more.

Start on the right foot with education and certification

As with any other career path, you have the best chance of earning a high salary as a mechanic and landing better paying mechanic jobs with the right training and education. You’ll find a number of auto mechanic school options throughout the state, including community colleges, vocational schools, and tech schools. Your options include the following:

Many of the course offered are only six months long, giving you the ability to learn the basics about the automotive technician trade, earn your certification and then take advantage of entry-level positions. However, if you wish to move up to higher paying automotive tech jobs, you’ll need to earn ASE certifications. The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence is responsible for certifying mechanics who complete their extensive testing. There are many different tests available, allowing you to earn your certification in a number of specialties. Many hirers are willing to pay more for a mechanic who specializes in a particular area, as well as master ASE certified technicians.

If you work with a branded dealership, you also have the option of completing dealership certification. These courses are generally sponsored by the automaker, and are designed to teach you about that manufacturer’s systems and designs. Many dealerships now mandate that their technicians complete dealer certification courses regularly. The good news is that you can take this knowledge with you to other dealerships, private shops and other mechanic jobs.

Supplement your income with work as a mobile mechanic

With that being said, mechanics with ASE certification and advanced training will almost always earn more than those without any formal education, so it is always best to start with the basics and then build your 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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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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