How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Virginia?

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If you have been thinking about becoming a mechanic so you can qualify for automotive technician jobs in the state of Virginia, it’s important to have a good idea of not only the training you need, but also some of the certifications that are available. Naturally, money is going to be a big question as well. You certainly want to know about an auto mechanics salary to have an idea of what you could be making. It is important to realize that the amount of money mechanics can make varies quite a bit based on the state they are in, as well as a number of other factors.

The median wage for mechanics in the United States can vary from between $31,000 and $41,000. That is a substantial amount of wiggle room, and it is even true that some mechanics are going to make far more than the $41,000. There are a number of reasons for this. First the location is a huge factor. In addition, the amount of training and certifications that a mechanic has will also play a role in the amount of money they can make as well as their demand by employers.

In the state of Virginia, the annual mean wage for a mechanic is higher than it is in many other parts of the country. According to the Bureau of Labor and statistics, it is $43,270 per year. For the master mechanics and those who have a number of certifications the number can climb much higher, closer to $90,000 per year.

Make more with training and certifications

When an employer is looking for a mechanic to join their team, they want to find somebody who has a substantial amount of knowledge and skill. This doesn’t mean that they don’t accept people who are new to the field, but if you have a few certifications, it could increase your chance of getting hired and it could increase the amount of money that you make.

Certification from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, or ASE certification, is highly sought after. They have nine certifications available, and those who have gone through the training and pass the exams to become certified in these areas become master mechanics. They have certification available in electronic systems, engine performance, manual drivetrain and axles, engine repair, light vehicle diesel engine, suspension and steering, brakes, automatic transmission, and heating and air-conditioning.

Get the right training

There are a number of different types of training programs available for automotive technicians today. There are vocational schools, and some that even start training in high school. There are also colleges, generally community colleges, that offer training in the field of auto mechanics.

There are plenty of schools in the state that offer the necessary training. Learn what it takes to become an automotive technician, get the certification you need, and start earning.

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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
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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
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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

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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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