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Becoming A Motorcycle Mechanic in Santa Maria, California

    United States
    Santa Maria

Overview

Motorcycle mechanics perform routine maintenance tasks, such as replacing spark plugs or changing the oil. They also repair engines and transmissions, and they may also perform minor repairs to the body, such as removing dents from fenders.
Compare to a teacher who only makes
$40,000/yr in California

Tools of the Trade

Socket Set
Socket Set
Torque Wrench
Torque Wrench
Carburetor Synchronizer
Carburetor Synchronizer
Chain Breaker
Chain Breaker
Fork Seal Driver
Fork Seal Driver
Brake Bleeder
Brake Bleeder

What Motorcycle Mechanics Love About Their Trade

New challenges every day.
Using big cool tools.
It's a great lifestyle.

Characteristics

High Paying
Work Indoors
Not Customer Facing
Variety of Tools
Not Hard on Body
Small Teams

Outlook

Optionality Potential
High
Can easily transition into other mechanical fields.
Entrepreneurship Potential
High
Fairly low startup but does require a shop.
Demand Forecast
Medium
You must be good at marketing yourself.
Reviews
 (78
Stephen Q.
This trade let me turn my passion for bikes into a stable and growing business that supports me and my family.
Tyler R.
Every day I get to help people improve their bike--which is their passion and mine. Whether it's a diagnosing what's not working or doing a sweet mod, it's rewarding to help people get out on the road!
Cole D.
I still have to pinch myself sometimes when I realize that I get to wake up every morning, drink my coffee, and then go into the shop and work on sweet bikes. If you are obsessed with motorcycles and trying to decide your career, your owe this some consideration for sure.
$52,200/ year
Estimated Salary