Automotive in Georgia

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Schools Offering Automotive Repair Programs in Georgia

Around 1.1% of Georgia's graduates graduate from automotive repair certificate programs every year. That means an estimated 2,726 automotive mechanics graduate from Georgia's 26 automotive schools each year.

Top Schools

Valdosta State University, which was ranked 41st nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Georgia that has a automotive program. It is located in Valdosta. In 2010, 2 students graduated from Valdosta State University's automotive program. Tuition at Valdosta State University was $5,406 per year.

North Georgia Technical College, which is located in Clarkesville, is the second-ranked school in Georgia that has a automotive program. It received a ranking of 75th in the country in 2010. 60 students graduated with certificate in automotive from North Georgia Technical College in 2010. North Georgia Technical College charged in-state students $2,310 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Georgia with a automotive program is Altamaha Technical College, which is located in Jesup. In 2010, it was ranked 77th nationwide. In 2010, 9 students graduated from Altamaha Technical College automotive program. Students at Altamaha Technical College paid $2,268 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at Georgia's automotive schools ranges from $5,406 per year to $1,863 per year. But, the average tuition is $2,399 per year. The Georgia automotive schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Valdosta State University - located in Valdosta, students are charged $5,406 per year
  2. Wiregrass Georgia Technical College - located in Valdosta, students are charged $2,528 per year
  3. Dalton State College - located in Dalton, students are charged $2,522 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Georgia automotive schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Athens Technical College - located in Athens, students are charged $1,863 per year
  2. Central Georgia Technical College - located in Macon, students are charged $1,863 per year
  3. Gwinnett Technical College - located in Lawrenceville, students are charged $2,064 per year

An automotive certificate from a Georgia school... what next?

A large number of Georgia automotive graduates become automotive mechanics. Georgia had 18,010 automotive mechanics in 2010. The largest populations of Georgia automotive mechanics are working in the following counties:

  1. Barrow County - 9,570 automotive mechanics
  2. Bryan County - 1,170 automotive mechanics
  3. Appling County - 1,080 automotive mechanics

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 22,540 automotive mechanics will be working in Georgia state. This would require the number of automotive mechanics to grow by 7%.


An automotive mechanic in Georgia earns $36,010 per year on average. But, salaries for automotive mechanics can vary. In 2010, automotive mechanics made as little as less than $15,880 per year or as much as more than $65,700 per year in Georgia. The following counties in Georgia have the highest average salaries for automotive mechanics:

  1. Liberty County - $49,660 per year
  2. Clarke County - $41,050 per year
  3. Bryan County - $38,330 per year

An automotive mechanic in the following counties in Georgia make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Baldwin County - $30,040 per year
  2. Appling County - $30,070 per year
  3. Murray County - $30,730 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Georgia statistics regarding a career in automotive repair. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as automotive or plumbing.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Automotive Repair in Georgia
  • Certificate in Automotive Repair in Georgia

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,827 miles from location Valdosta State University Valdosta GA 59.0098 52% 12,391
5,911 miles from location Chattahoochee Technical College Marietta GA 11.9416 n/a 11,391
5,948 miles from location West Georgia Technical College Waco GA 14.9188 n/a 7,313
5,858 miles from location Central Georgia Technical College Macon GA 13.7605 n/a 6,950
5,885 miles from location Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville GA 13.6957 n/a 6,649
5,949 miles from location Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome GA 15.91 n/a 5,994
5,941 miles from location Dalton State College Dalton GA 15.0432 n/a 5,722
5,704 miles from location Savannah Technical College Savannah GA 13.7948 n/a 5,483
5,895 miles from location Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin GA 18.387 n/a 5,185
5,843 miles from location Athens Technical College Athens GA 14.3033 n/a 5,167
5,766 miles from location Augusta Technical College Augusta GA 18.8263 n/a 5,028
5,894 miles from location Dekalb Technical College Clarkston GA 14.4911 n/a 4,742
5,903 miles from location Atlanta Technical College Atlanta GA 12.0104 n/a 4,740
5,932 miles from location Columbus Technical College Columbus GA 11.0556 n/a 4,172
5,874 miles from location Lanier Technical College Oakwood GA 15.9689 n/a 4,115
5,882 miles from location Albany Technical College Albany GA 19.8403 n/a 3,962
5,826 miles from location Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Valdosta GA 12.9737 n/a 3,585
5,856 miles from location Middle Georgia Technical College Warner Robins GA 18.4993 n/a 3,543
5,857 miles from location North Georgia Technical College Clarkesville GA 25.3614 n/a 2,865
5,887 miles from location South Georgia Technical College Americus GA 22.0327 n/a 2,562
5,748 miles from location Ogeechee Technical College Statesboro GA 16.8119 n/a 2,419
5,856 miles from location Moultrie Technical College White House GA 18.4235 n/a 2,407
5,814 miles from location Heart of Georgia Technical College Dublin GA 17.5704 n/a 1,815
5,775 miles from location Okefenokee Technical College Waycross GA 16.723 n/a 1,734
5,866 miles from location Southwest Georgia Technical College Thomasville GA 14.2445 n/a 1,721
5,749 miles from location Altamaha Technical College Jesup GA 22.7917 n/a 1,551

Curious what studying Automotive gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Georgia

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics + 18,010 $36,010 -8.0%
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists + 6,650 $41,720 -13.4%

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