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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Jose

8 years of experience
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Jose
8 years of experience
BMW 325i - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Redwood City, California
I had a few mechanics from YM and _all_ of them arrived late (some even 2 hours late) , but not Jose! He arrived right on time! I gave him the keys and let him do his job. I am a curious person so I asked him a few questions about his techniques and he had no problem answering them all with detailed explanations! He did run into a problem on my car because of stripped bolts, but he literally went above and beyond and found a way to remove it. Best mechanic ever.
Lexus CT200h - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - South San Francisco, California
Jose was on time and did a great job on my brakes. He was friendly and explained the entire process. Would highly recommend.

Augustine

11 years of experience
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Augustine
11 years of experience
Chevrolet Equinox - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Augustine was amazing. He was the perfect example of customer service all around. While he was working, I was recommending him to my neighbors. Next time I need work, I will be requesting Augustine specifically!!!!! Please give him a raise or bonus!!!
Toyota Corolla - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Mr. Sanchez showed up on time and finished replacing my rotors and break pads. He was very informative and treats your car like his own. He was very time efficient and communicated very well. I highly recommend Mr. Sanchez’s services!!!!

John

26 years of experience
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John
26 years of experience
GMC Yukon XL 1500 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - League City, Texas
I am so happy John is back. I trust him very much. He is efficient and has a tremendous amount of mechanical knowledge. He is a true asset to Your Mechanic.
Ford F-150 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Alvin, Texas
I like John because he is very knowledgeable about all my vehicles. In addition he is very organized regarding how he performs his work.

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Wesley
8 years of experience
Dodge Nitro - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Peoria, Arizona
Great experience. Very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. Highly recommended and will continue to use for future work.

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