Starting salary of an Automobile Mechanic

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With time the demand of automotive jobs in the USA has been increasing. With increase in competition in automotive industry the average compensation is variable with variation in market demand.

In past years automobile industry has generated approximately 800,000 automotive jobs in the USA annually in this field according to the records of Bureau of Labour Statistics. The starting compensation is negotiable depending on the skills, knowledge and experience of an individual.

An automobile mechanic is usually paid on hourly basis. The average starting compensation of a mechanic with experience less that one year is $10 to $15 per hour. There are a number of automotive job openings available.



The location of work is a major factor playing role in the salary structure of the employee. The demand of work, quality of work, availability of specialised technician is variable in different areas. The average annual compensation of an automobile mechanic is $28400. In prime location like Los Angeles and California average compensation is approximately $34,900 per year. This is based on automotive jobs in the USA.

At initial levels of the job the salary structure does not include bonus and overtime payments. There is a difference in the salary on mechanic working in a private garage and at the company workshops. The mechanic working with a company workshop or dealer workshop gets higher staring compensation.

Latest technology in an automobile needs specialised technicians in field of electronics and mechanisms. To develop the skills and increase the value of your profile choose to take vocational training of associate's degree in relevant field. Certification of specialization can also be obtained.

With increasing competition and demand of automobile mechanic. The specialization and expertise in a system is expected. This will make things difficult for those who are not with any specialised degree or certification. Especially at entry level, automotive job openings will exhaust for such candidates.

When you're searching for automotive job openings, you have to know exactly what you want. You can find many automotive job listings on the Internet. You may be able to find some automotive job listings on automotive sites. When searching for automotive job listings, your best bet is to search in more than one area such as newspaper ads, automotive job Internet job listings, etc.
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