How Much Does a Mechanic Make in New Jersey?

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New Jersey might be small, but they’re big on automotive technician jobs. You’ll find a very wide range of available openings in this state, and you’ll also find that New Jersey has one of the highest average salaries for mechanics. Nationally, the average is around $37,000. However, in New Jersey, the average is $47,120. That’s more than $10,000 a year over the national average. In addition, this is not the upper cap – there are positions that actually pay quite a bit more. If you’re ready to embark on a rewarding career, you’ll need to first make sure that you’re attractive for hirers.

Getting your education handled first

As with most other fields today, you need a basic education before you can apply for automotive technician jobs. The good news is that many of these courses are relatively short, lasting around a year or so. With that being said, there are longer courses available if you prefer. You can complete your coursework at a number of schools in the state, including the following:

Once you’ve completed your course, you should be able to take advantage of entry-level positions in the automotive industry. However, you will still need to continue your education. ASE certification is the next step. In some areas, this is optional, although highly recommended. However, in other areas, it is mandated by county government. For instance, in Miami-Dade County, Florida, you must be ASE certified to be a mechanic.

ASE certification is available in many different formats. There are individual modules and specializations available, but you can also become an ASE certified master technician. These credentials will allow you to apply for higher paying automotive technician jobs. You’ll also find that your skills are much more in demand, as hirers are happy to pay more for a mechanic with more education and training.

Depending on your career goals, you may also find it worthwhile to consider dealership certification. This really only applies if you are working with a branded dealership, as the course will teach you about the automaker’s specific technologies and designs. It doesn’t really apply outside of the brand, although it can enhance your overall understanding of automotive technology.

Supplement your income with work as a mobile mechanic

Regardless of what you choose, this can be an ideal time to embark on a career as an automotive technician.

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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Robert

11 years of experience
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11 years of experience
Infiniti FX35 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Springfield, Virginia
Early arrival....great work....Thank you so much for your services...will be using and recommend you for sure to family n friends!!!! God bless you
Honda Odyssey - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Derwood, Maryland
Showed up on time (actually early!l Answered any questions I had. Completed service quicker than expected! Even helped with tire that had a slow leak.

Augustine

11 years of experience
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Augustine
11 years of experience
Hyundai Accent - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Albuquerque, New Mexico
I had an appointment to have brakes/rotors done. Augustine is a very nice guy. Personable and polite! He came 30 minutes early for the appointment, and asked me if he could come early before he came. Top quality, will use him again for rear brakes/rotors in a few weeks.
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!!!

Chris

21 years of experience
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Nissan Altima - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Mission Viejo, California
Chris is outstanding in all aspects. We always select him to service our vehicles. He's always prompt, friendly, and more importantly HE KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING! Thanks Chris!
Lexus SC430 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Laguna Niguel, California
Chris's delivered excellent service and arrived ahead of schedule. I would want to book Chriss for my next service appointment.

Christopher

9 years of experience
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Kia Rondo - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Houston, Texas
Christopher is very knowledgeable about diagnosing the problem, repairing it, and discussing why it is important to fix it. I appreciate him letting me know what future maintenance is necessary. Christopher is very professional while having the ability to making the customer feel at ease. I am satisfied with his work.

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