What is the career outlook for a motorcycle mechanic?
Due to more people becoming interested in and owning motorcycles and ATVs, the need for trained motorcycle mechanics within the workforce should remain steady over the next ten years. Most motorcycle mechanics find jobs in motorcycle repair shops, dealerships, or even start their own repair business.
How much does a motorcycle mechanic make per hour?
According to national averages from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median wage for motorcycle mechanics was $18.35 per hour.* However, the amount you are paid can vary based on your experience, your employer, and the state in which you work.
How do I become a motorcycle mechanic?
Most employers of motorcycle mechanics require applicants to have a high school diploma before hiring them. Many mechanics will receive on-the-job training and, while postsecondary education isn't required to perform the job, job prospects can be better for those who have earned a credential or diploma.
How long do you have to go to school to be a motorcycle mechanic?
Formal education in motorcycle repair can vary depending on the school you attend. With Penn Foster's online Motorcycle Repair Technician classes, you can work at your own pace and complete your studies within a year.
Can I really learn to become a motorcycle mechanic online?
Yes! While motorcycle repair is a hands-on job, you can learn the fundamentals and basic skills through online study. Additionally, our accredited online Courses for Motorcycle Repair include practical exercises to help you apply what you learn to real-world situations.