How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Mississippi?

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Considering taking an automotive technician job? Becoming a mechanic can be a very good career move. It provides you with skills and knowledge that can be put to use in a wide range of places, from exhaust shops to dealerships and everything in between. It can also pay very well. The national average for a mechanic is just over $37,000, and for mechanics in Mississippi, the average annual salary is $35,220. This is slightly under the national average, but it is important to remember that this is only the median earnings – there are jobs that pay less and those that pay more. In order to earn the most, you’ll need to plan your career correctly.

Start with training, education, and certification

Like most other careers, you have the best chance of earning a good salary from mechanic jobs if you get your education first. Thankfully, there are a number of technical schools and community colleges throughout Mississippi that can give you the head start you need. Just a few of the options available include:

Some of these courses can be as short as six months, and will provide you with the basic knowledge and certification needed to get started with entry-level automotive technician jobs. From this point, you will want to earn one or more of the nine different ASE certifications.

ASE certification has become the gold standard for the automotive industry in terms of training and ensuring expertise and knowledge. There are plenty of different individual certifications that you can earn if you want to specialize in a particular area, such as brakes, air conditioning, vehicle electronics, and the like. Of course, you can also pursue your ASE master technician certification, which will open many other doors for you and help boost your potential earning potential.

If you’re interested in working with a dealership, then you can take advantage of dealer certification programs. These are usually sponsored by branded dealerships and automakers, and are designed to teach you about that automaker’s technology and vehicle designs. As such, it provides the most value with other dealerships working with the same brand (Honda dealers, Ford dealers, etc.), but it can provide you with benefits outside the world of dealerships as well.

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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
33 reviews
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
35 reviews
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
552 reviews
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.

Wesley

8 years of experience
45 reviews
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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