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Schools Offering Automotive Repair Programs in Maine


Around 0.5% of Maine's graduates graduate from automotive repair certificate programs every year. Thus, Maine's 6 automotive schools put out approximately 125 automotive mechanics each year.

Top Schools

Landing School of Boat Building and Design, which is located in Kennebunkport, is the top-ranked school in Maine that has a automotive program. It received a ranking of 69th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 20 students graduated from Landing School of Boat Building and Design's automotive program. Students at Landing School of Boat Building and Design paid $18,720 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Maine that has a automotive program is Washington County Community College. Washington County Community College, which was ranked 74th in the country in 2010, is located in Calais. 19 students graduated with certificate in automotive from Washington County Community College in 2010. Tuition at Washington County Community College was $3,514 per year.

Northern Maine Community College, which is located in Presque Isle, is the third-ranked school in Maine that has a automotive program. It received a ranking of 75th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Northern Maine Community College graduated 28 students from its automotive programs. Northern Maine Community College charged in-state students $3,223 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Maine's automotive schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $5,928 per year, though tuition can range from $18,720 per year to $3,207 per year. In 2010, the following Maine automotive schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Landing School of Boat Building and Design - located in Kennebunkport, students are charged $18,720 per year
  2. Washington County Community College - located in Calais, students are charged $3,514 per year
  3. Central Maine Community College - located in Auburn, students are charged $3,510 per year

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

  1. Eastern Maine Community College - located in Bangor, students are charged $3,207 per year
  2. Northern Maine Community College - located in Presque Isle, students are charged $3,223 per year
  3. Southern Maine Community College - located in South Portland, students are charged $3,395 per year

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

A large number of Maine automotive graduates become automotive mechanics. In 2010, there were 3,420 automotive mechanics working in Maine. The largest populations of Maine automotive mechanics are working in the following counties:

  1. Cumberland County - 2,270 automotive mechanics
  2. Aroostook County - 470 automotive mechanics
  3. Penobscot County - 360 automotive mechanics

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of automotive mechanics is expected to grow by 3% by 2018. There are projected to be 4,760 automotive mechanics working in the Maine then.

Salary

An automotive mechanic in Maine makes an average of $35,750 per year. In 2010, however, some Maine automotive mechanics earned as little as less than $20,820 per year or as much as more than $53,730 per year. On average an automotive mechanic earns the most in the following Maine counties:

  1. Cumberland County - $36,820 per year
  2. Penobscot County - $34,570 per year
  3. Aroostook County - $33,390 per year

The following counties in Maine have the lowest average salaries for automotive mechanics:

  1. Androscoggin County - $32,460 per year
  2. Aroostook County - $33,390 per year
  3. Penobscot County - $34,570 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in automotive repair in Maine and to compare salaries with various related fields such as automotive or plumbing, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,245 miles from location Southern Maine Community College South Portland ME 18.7675 60% 6,261
5,253 miles from location Central Maine Community College Auburn ME 15.4242 n/a 2,720
5,194 miles from location Eastern Maine Community College Bangor ME 24.2105 100% 2,099
5,197 miles from location Northern Maine Community College Presque Isle ME 24.9341 90% 1,129
5,129 miles from location Washington County Community College Calais ME 26.491 n/a 374
5,253 miles from location Landing School of Boat Building and Design Kennebunkport ME 31.233 n/a 85
 

Curious what studying Automotive gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics + 3,420 $35,750 6.5%
2
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists + 1,620 $39,170 19.1%
 

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