How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Nevada?

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Thinking about automotive technician jobs in the Silver State? Nevada is a great place to live if you want to be a mechanic. From Reno to Carson City to Las Vegas and everywhere in between, there are shops in need of skilled, expert technicians. The national average annual salary for an automotive technician is roughly $37,000 but in Nevada, the average is $40,700. So, you’re already a leg up on other areas of the nation, but with the right training and education, and a little bit of planning, you can actually earn substantially more.

Start by learning more

Your first step should not be putting in an application with a dealership or nearby repairs shop. Instead, you need to get the right education. Today, most employers in the industry expect applicants to have a firm knowledge of the basics at the very least. If you don’t have the right education and training, you’ll find a much harder time locating employment, and you will not earn as much. There are several schools in Nevada that can offer automotive repair courses, including the following:

Most of these courses will take about a year to complete, although some are six-month courses. Once you’ve completed yours, you will have the grounding in the basics most employers in the industry expect. You should be able to find an entry-level job at this point, although your pay will reflect the fact that this is only an entry-level position.

Your next step should be to pursue your ASE certifications. The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence has been the gold standard for the automotive industry for a long time. Today, the NIASE offers computerized testing at monitored testing facilities across the nation, including in Nevada. You’ll find many different certification courses that can be taken, which allows you to pursue your interests, as well as specialties that will be most valuable to you in Nevada.

For instance, air conditioning certification would be a very wise move, particularly if you live and work in the valley as opposed to working near Tahoe or in Truckee. You can (and likely should) also pursue your master ASE certification. This proves that you have mastered a very wide range of topics related to auto repair, maintenance and service, and will ensure that you have access to some of the highest paying automotive technician jobs in Nevada.

Supplement your income with work as a mobile mechanic

Plan carefully, and get the education you need. It is possible to earn a very good salary as an automotive technician in Nevada.

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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Michael

15 years of experience
518 reviews
Michael
15 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz GL450 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Atlanta, Georgia
Micheal was punctual and friendly. Work was completed within promised time. Will definitely use again.
Volvo S80 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Roswell, Georgia
Michael was SUPER QUICK with doing my brake and rotors. Great communication throughout the whole process. Will always recommend

Kenneth

19 years of experience
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Kenneth
19 years of experience
Toyota Sequoia - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Newport Beach, California
Kenneth did a great job and very knowledgeable. He has a great attitude and I will for sure be using him again.

Chuy

13 years of experience
129 reviews
Chuy
13 years of experience
Honda Civic - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Cicero, Illinois
Excellent work on doing the breaks for my car and the break and steering system flush I’ll definitely recommend and take into consideration for chuy’s work whenever I need a fix on my car

Richard

16 years of experience
72 reviews
Richard
16 years of experience
BMW 328i - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Dublin, California
Richard was an outstanding mechanic. After he arrived, the first thing he did after taking the initial pictures of the car is an assessment into what work was asked. He quickly verified that I did not need brake fluid and my front brakes even-though it affects his personal commitments and time, which I think is highly appreciate and thorough professional. He was detailed oriented - took time to make sure that all the issue are fixed. He paid attention to detail in overall car assessment- he goes above and beyond. He was also teaching me through the process which I found highly educational and appreciate him providing the information ensuring and making me comfortable what he was doing and explaining patiently all the questions that was thrown at him. When he works - you know he's highly skilled and experienced and knows his stuff. He is highly experienced. He is a "Master" mechanic in true sense :)

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