Graduates of Missouri automotive career training programs can often find the best job prospects in the more populated areas. Kansas City is Missouri's largest, followed by St. Louis and Springfield. According to Salary.com, Kansas City auto mechanics make a starting salary of $31,700, while more experienced mechanics can earn anywhere from $43,200 to $55,200.
Missouri Auto Mechanic Careers
Missouri is home to giant retailer O'Reilly Automotive. The company, which has its headquarters in Springfield, saw $178.1 million in profits in 2006, an 8.4% increase from 2005. While no degree can guarantee a particular career, focused training within the field can give graduates an advantage over less-qualified applicants.