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 $27,000, and for mechanics in Mississippi, the average annual salary is $25,220. 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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Rigoberto

9 years of experience
706 reviews
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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