How Much Does a Mechanic Make in New York?

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The state of New York is home to many automotive technician jobs, both in New York City, as well as throughout the rest of the state. While you’ll earn the most as a mechanic in or very near NYC, the cost of living there is also much higher. The state’s average annual auto mechanic salary is slightly higher than the national average - $39,980 versus roughly $37,000. Of course, this is also just an average. There are many jobs that pay more than this, although you’ll need to make sure that you have the skills, knowledge, and experience hirers demand.

Get your education handled

The first step to enjoying a good salary as an automotive technician in New York is to complete a course at an auto mechanic school. These courses are generally short, most lasting about a year or so. Some are longer, and can provide additional training, and may be a better fit depending on your career goals. You can complete these courses with a number of schools, including national education companies like UTI, or community colleges, tech schools, and more. Some of your options in New York state include the following:

Once you’ve completed your course, you should be able to apply for an entry-level position with an auto repair shop or dealership in your area. However, in order to earn a higher auto mechanic salary, you must continue your education. The best way to do that is to pursue ASE certification.

The National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence provides a very wide range of courses that allow you to specialize in particular areas, such as electronics or air conditioning, or pursue your master technician certification. Any ASE certification can give you a leg up on the competition and improve your earning capabilities, but master certified techs have the highest earning potential, and are in the highest demand by dealerships and repair shops.

Speaking of dealerships, if you decide that working with a branded dealer is for you, then consider dealership certification. These programs teach you the specifics about a particular automaker’s technology and how they design their vehicles. This allows you to further specialize in your training and earn a higher salary at your dealership of choice. It can also help you earn more outside of a dealership.

Supplement your income with work as a mobile mechanic

With an investment in education, your ASE certification and a plan as to where you’ll work, you can find success 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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Nazareth

26 years of experience
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Nazareth
26 years of experience
Mazda 3 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Los Angeles, California
Nazareth provides excellent service. He is very friendly, flexible and proactive, I can only recommend booking him.
Mazda 3 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Glendale, California
Nazareth was great to work with. I would highly recommend him for future vehicle work. He was able to get the job done quickly and in a professional manner.

Michael

7 years of experience
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Michael
7 years of experience
Honda Accord - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Scottsdale, Arizona
Michael is awesome! Extremely knowledgeable, competent, and has strong integrity. He was able to help me understand why I didn’t need certain fixes that the dealership recommended (which ended up saving me almost a thousand dollars). He’s very personable, charismatic, and skilled at what he does. I can confidently say that the “YourMechanic” website is beyond blessed to have this man working with them.
Jeep Wrangler - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Chandler, Arizona
Very professional and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Michael to anyone looking for car maintenance. Great service! Thank you.

Jason

31 years of experience
167 reviews
Jason
31 years of experience
Fiat 500L - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - San Jose, California
Unbelievably efficient and knowledgeable. Jason just comes and gets it done. I so appreciate his commitment to Excellence as evidenced by his refusal to use the wrong oil for my oil change, even though it meant him coming out another day. Just had my brakes done in less than an hour. So happy I found this and so happy that Jason's my mechanic. I highly recommend him. Meghan in San Jose
Nissan Altima - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - San Mateo, California
Jason was very professional and friendly. He provided extremely honest and helpful advice on issues with my Altima that would require proactive future maintenance.

Pardeep

20 years of experience
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Pardeep
20 years of experience
Honda Civic - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - San Jose, California
Thank you for helping to problem solve and being professional. I will likely be seeing you again soon.
Ford Fusion - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Fremont, California
Again 5 star service. And already scheduling him for my next appointment. Highly recommend Pardeep for your car needs.

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