Automotive in South Dakota

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Schools Offering Automotive Repair Programs in South Dakota


Approximately 0.5% of graduates in of South Dakota receive automotive repair certificates every year. Thus, South Dakota's 3 automotive schools put out approximately 102 automotive mechanics each year.

Top Schools

Lake Area Technical Institute, which is located in Watertown, is the top-ranked school in South Dakota that has a automotive program. It received a ranking of 64th in the country in 2010. 63 students graduated with a certificate in automotive from Lake Area Technical Institute in 2010. Students at Lake Area Technical Institute paid $5,236 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in South Dakota with a automotive program is Western Dakota Technical Institute, which is located in Rapid City. In 2010, it was ranked 78th nationwide. Students at Western Dakota Technical Institute paid $4,860 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in South Dakota that has a automotive program is Southeast Technical Institute. Southeast Technical Institute, which was ranked 80th in the country in 2010, is located in Sioux Falls. In 2010, Southeast Technical Institute graduated 39 students from its automotive programs. The tuition rate at Southeast Technical Institute was $3,606 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a South Dakota automotive school, average tuition will be $4,567 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,606 per year to $5,236 per year. In 2010, the automotive schools that charged the highest tuition rates in South Dakota were:

  1. Lake Area Technical Institute - located in Watertown, students are charged $5,236 per year
  2. Western Dakota Technical Institute - located in Rapid City, students are charged $4,860 per year
  3. Southeast Technical Institute - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $3,606 per year

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

  1. Southeast Technical Institute - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $3,606 per year
  2. Western Dakota Technical Institute - located in Rapid City, students are charged $4,860 per year
  3. Lake Area Technical Institute - located in Watertown, students are charged $5,236 per year

An automotive certificate from a South Dakota school... what next?

A large number of South Dakota automotive graduates become automotive mechanics. 1,900 automotive mechanics were working in South Dakota in 2010. The South Dakota counties with the largest populations of automotive mechanics are:

  1. Beadle County - 670 automotive mechanics
  2. Lincoln County - 610 automotive mechanics
  3. Meade County - 310 automotive mechanics

Salary

On average, automotive mechanics earn $33,960 per year. However, South Dakota automotive mechanics earned anywhere in the range from as less than $22,050 per year to more than $50,920 per year in 2010. The following counties in South Dakota have the highest average salaries for automotive mechanics:

  1. Lincoln County - $37,050 per year
  2. Bennett County - $35,430 per year
  3. Aurora County - $34,230 per year

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

  1. Beadle County - $31,660 per year
  2. Meade County - $32,040 per year
  3. Aurora County - $34,230 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in automotive repair in South Dakota 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 South Dakota

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,564 miles from location Southeast Technical Institute Sioux Falls SD 19.5942 n/a 2,489
6,572 miles from location Lake Area Technical Institute Watertown SD 35.7982 82% 1,291
6,877 miles from location Western Dakota Technical Institute Rapid City SD 21.9694 53% 1,152
 

Curious what studying Automotive gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics + 1,900 $33,960 -2.1%
2
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists + 1,030 $37,510 41.1%
 

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