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If you live in the Big Sky State and are considering taking advantage of automotive technician jobs, it pays to learn a little more about the industry and your career prospects before committing. The good news is that mechanic jobs can pay quite a bit for the right person. The national average salary for automotive technicians is just north of $27,000, but the average in Montana is $26,920. This is slightly below the national average, but it should be remembered that there are mechanic jobs that pay quite a bit more. There are also things you can do that will help increase your income as a mechanic.

Educate yourself before entering the job market

Before you start applying for mechanic jobs, it’s important to get the training and education you need. While you can learn a lot through hands-on training and working on your own car, there really is no substitute for formal education. There are quite a few schools in Montana that offer automotive technology courses. A few of the schools open to Montana residents include the following:

Once you’ve completed your course or courses, you will have the basic skills needed for entry-level mechanic jobs in the state. However, you should not consider your education done. If you really want to earn a higher auto mechanic salary, you’ll need to go a bit further. ASE certification is the standard in the industry, and once you’ve earned a certification or two (or gone for your master certification), you’ll find that you can command a much higher salary. That’s because shop owners, dealership owners, and service center managers understand this certification proves that you have experience, expertise, and knowledge that others lack, and they’re willing to pay more for that.

It may also be worth your while to consider dealership certification. These programs provide you with a better understanding of a specific automaker’s designs and technology. For instance, if you worked at a Ford dealership, then certification would broaden your knowledge of Ford’s systems and how they work, as well as how they differ from other automakers. These certification programs can help you earn more at your current dealership, or at another similarly branded shop. They can also be valuable when working at a private shop or when starting your own business.

Supplement your income with work as a mobile mechanic

Get the education you need, and then earn your ASE certification. Plan your employment strategically, and you’ll find this can be a very rewarding career path.

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

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9 years of experience
Chevrolet Equinox - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Niles, Illinois
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Mercedes-Benz C250 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Chicago, Illinois
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Arturo

25 years of experience
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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

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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

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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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