How Much Does a Mechanic Make in North Carolina?

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In the Southeast, North Carolina is one of the leading states when it comes to automotive technician jobs. Not only are there many jobs available, but you’ll find that the state’s average auto mechanic salary is considerably higher than the national average. Nationally, mechanics earn around $37,000 per year. However, in North Carolina, the average is actually $40,510. That’s quite a bit more. However, you can improve on that with the right education, training, and a little bit of planning regarding your career.

Education and certification make you more employable

Before you apply for automotive technician jobs, you need to ensure that you’re as employable as possible. That means getting the right education to begin with. A year-long course can provide you with the foundation you need for later success, and there are many schools throughout North Carolina that offer automotive repair and maintenance courses. Some of the options available include the following:

After completing your education and gaining your initial certification, you will need to continue to improve yourself. ASE certification is the standard in the industry, and you will find a number of ways you can further your education here. You can become certified in specialty areas, such as electronics, or transmission repair, or you can become an ASE certified master technician. This is one of the best options, as it makes you very employable, and helps ensure a higher auto mechanic salary from hirers. It is also a very important consideration if you ever want to start your own shop.

Dealer certification is an option as well, if you will be working with a branded dealership or want to focus on a particular automaker’s products. These courses will teach you about a particular automaker’s systems and designs. For instance, Ford dealership certification will focus exclusively on Ford’s technology and vehicles, and what you must know in order to service and repair them. Many automakers today work with dealerships to ensure their technicians are certified and trained properly.

Supplement your income with work as a mobile mechanic

Plan your career – go into the process armed with a strategy concerning where you want to be within the next few years. With the right planning and preparation, you can earn a good salary and enjoy a rewarding career.

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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Jason

31 years of experience
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Jason
31 years of experience
Land Rover Range Rover Sport - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Surprise, Arizona
Needed new brake pads on my Land Rover-and booked through “your mechanic”- this was my second time using this service and I have to say- these guys are awesome- Today, Jason came out to my work place- and completed the work quickly. Thank you!!
Honda Accord - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Phoenix, Arizona
Jason was on time, self motivated, well educated in his craft, and very helpful. I am fully sold on your method of using the home service. Jason helped by creating a safer ride for my wife, saving me time, and saving money for my family. I will be a client forever. Dennis Laycock

Lee

18 years of experience
105 reviews
Lee
18 years of experience
Toyota Camry - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Richmond, Virginia
Lee was professional and knowledgeable. The job did not take long he was a little late but like I said professional because he let know that he was running late. LEE IS AWESOME!!!!!!

Willie

23 years of experience
23 reviews
Willie
23 years of experience
Jeep Compass - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - North Hollywood, California
I made an appointment to have my brake rotors/disc replaced. On the day I scheduled my car services- it ended up raining. Willie checked in, moved my appointment, and continued to communicate through out the day until he was able to come work on my car. He took great car to make the repairs ANNNDDD SAVED ME MONEY by only doing what was necessary (only one of the rotors needed replacing). A blessing.

Honorio

18 years of experience
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Honorio
18 years of experience
Saturn Vue - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Sunnyvale, California
This was our second appointment to service our Honda and Saturn with Honorio and we will continue to do so in the future. We highly recommend Honorio.

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