Auto mechanics have a large responsibility in Pennsylvania, inspecting and maintaining the state's 11 million registered drivers who commute through winter ice storms and other tough conditions. Nearly 336,000 motorcycles are registered in the state, requiring the services of mechanics specially trained in motorcycle technology.
Becoming an Auto Mechanic in Pennsylvania
Mechanics trained in motorcycle and automotive technology can succeed in Pennsylvania, particularly if they look to larger cities such as Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Allentown for career opportunities. According to Salary.com, entry-level automotive mechanics in Philadelphia earned a median salary of $34,700 in 2004, while more experienced mechanics earned between $47,300 and $60,500. Automotive glass repairer/installers in Philadelphia earned a median of $47,800 that same year. While no automotive technology program can guarantee a particular career or salary, hiring managers in the automotive industry generally prefer prior training and knowledge.