Becoming an auto mechanic can be a great career path. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average auto mechanic makes $18.21 per hour, which comes to around $38,000 per year. The bottom 10 percent of auto mechanics make $9.54 per hour, which comes to around $20,000 per year. The top 10 percent of auto mechanics make $28.81 per hour which comes to around $60,000 per year.
You want to position yourself to be in the top 10 percent of auto mechanics and there are a few tips to accomplish that. Receive the required training to become ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified. Then, specialize even further and study a field such as automatic transmissions or diesel mechanics. After the proper schooling try to find a job in an industry that pays well, such as aerospace. The highest paid mechanics according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, ending up working in the aerospace parts manufacturing industry. It’s important to look at all types of jobs that require the training of an auto mechanic.