To become a mechanic helper, you usually need a high school diploma. The most common jobs before becoming a mechanic helper are mechanic, cashier, and sales associate. Hiring managers expect a mechanic helper to have soft skills such as customer-service skills, detail oriented, and dexterity. Once you have all the required skills and experience, it takes an average of 4-10 years of job training to become a mechanic helper.
The national average salary for mechanic helpers is $31,892, but with the right certifications and experience, they can make up to $41,000. Getting a certification as a OSHA Safety Certificate will help you to earn more as a mechanic helper.
Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 5% and produce 13,800 job opportunities across the U.S.