How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Nevada? | YourMechanic Advice

How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Nevada?

Schedule Brake Pad Replacement
Service Area

$125.62 - $449.32

Price range for all vehicles
Average rating from 12,277 customers who received a Brake Pads Replacement.

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.


Next Step

Schedule Brake Pad Replacement

The most popular service booked by readers of this article is Brake Pad Replacement. Yourmechanic’s technicians bring the dealership to you by performing this job at your home or office 7 days a week between 7AM-9PM. We currently cover over 10k cities and have 100k+ 5-star reviews... LEARN MORE

SEE PRICING & SCHEDULING

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Recent Brake Pad Replacement reviews

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Brake Pad Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

12,277

Rating Summary
11,730
348
73
35
91
11,730
348
73
35
91

Chris

21 years of experience
1861 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Mini Cooper Clubman - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Silverado, California
He arrived early, went straight to work, and it should have been quoted higher as it’s a Mini which takes longer than the average break job. He didn’t try to get more than the quoted amount. He even set out to replace a running light for me when he was finished. I thought there would hard sales telling me I needed more work but there wasn’t. Because he didn’t try to sell me more work, I will use him again. When I hired a mechanic I don’t want a salesman. 
Land Rover Range Rover Sport - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Irvine, California
Chris again has provided great Service. Everything was great. I was very happy with the work and will definitely have him return for any other work.

Bryant

11 years of experience
408 reviews
Bryant
11 years of experience
Ford Fusion - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Indianapolis, Indiana
Bryant has done great work on my car before, the latest work is no exception. He's very flexible, and goes the extra mile to get you back on the road.
Scion iA - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Carmel, Indiana
This is my first time using this service. I am very happy with it. Bryant was very knowledgeable and did quality work. I will use this service more regularly.

Edmar

21 years of experience
184 reviews
Edmar
21 years of experience
Chrysler 200 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Euless, Texas
Edmar always does a very good job. He's done a few different things on my car the last two years. Each job was performed very fast and top quality. Thank you once again.

Mazyar

7 years of experience
255 reviews
Mazyar
7 years of experience
Jaguar XF - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Lawrenceville, Georgia
He was early, courtesy and actually helped me save some money since i didn't need all the work that i thought i needed done. Honest guy. Very knowledgeable. Great attitude.

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE