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Schools Offering Automotive Repair Programs in Wyoming


Each year, approximately 10.6% of Wyoming graduates receive certificates in automotive repair. In other words, every year an estimated 1,422 automotive mechanics graduate from Wyoming's 6 automotive schools.

Top Schools

WyoTech, which was ranked 69th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Wyoming that has a automotive program. It is located in Laramie. In 2010, 1,290 students graduated from WyoTech's automotive program.

The second-ranked school in Wyoming that has a automotive program is Western Wyoming Community College. Western Wyoming Community College, which was ranked 71st in the country in 2010, is located in Rock Springs. In 2010, 9 students graduated from Western Wyoming Community College automotive program. Students at Western Wyoming Community College paid $1,994 per year in tuition fees.

Central Wyoming College, which was ranked 71st nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Wyoming that has a automotive program. It is located in Riverton. In 2010, 10 students graduated from Central Wyoming College automotive program. Central Wyoming College charged in-state students $2,136 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Automotive schools in Wyoming, charge students an average tuition of $1,795 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $2,472 per year, or as little as $1,848 per year. The Wyoming automotive schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Laramie County Community College - located in Cheyenne, students are charged $2,472 per year
  2. Sheridan College - located in Sheridan, students are charged $2,322 per year
  3. Central Wyoming College - located in Riverton, students are charged $2,136 per year

The following Wyoming automotive schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Casper College - located in Casper, students are charged $1,848 per year
  2. Western Wyoming Community College - located in Rock Springs, students are charged $1,994 per year
  3. Central Wyoming College - located in Riverton, students are charged $2,136 per year

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

Most people who graduate from automotive school in Wyoming go on to work as an automotive mechanic. 1,400 automotive mechanics were working in Wyoming in 2010. The largest populations of Wyoming automotive mechanics are working in the following counties:

  1. Natrona County - 250 automotive mechanics
  2. Albany County - 250 automotive mechanics
  3. Lincoln County - 240 automotive mechanics

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 2,040 automotive mechanics will be working in Wyoming state. This would require the number of automotive mechanics to grow by 8%.

Salary

On average, an automotive mechanic earns a salary of $38,670 per year in Wyoming state. In 2010, however, some Wyoming automotive mechanics earned as little as less than $20,300 per year or as much as more than $65,200 per year. The counties in Wyoming with the highest average salary for an automotive mechanic are:

  1. Campbell County - $42,750 per year
  2. Lincoln County - $42,630 per year
  3. Natrona County - $38,590 per year

On average, automotive mechanics earns the least in the following Wyoming counties:

  1. Laramie County - $32,030 per year
  2. Big Horn County - $37,930 per year
  3. Albany County - $38,580 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Wyoming statistics regarding a career in automotive repair and to compare salaries with a variety of 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 Wyoming
  • Certificate in Automotive Repair in Wyoming

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,992 miles from location Laramie County Community College Cheyenne WY 15.0278 n/a 4,905
7,048 miles from location Casper College Casper WY 19.9409 n/a 4,478
7,211 miles from location Western Wyoming Community College Rock Springs WY 29.2898 n/a 4,079
7,051 miles from location Sheridan College Sheridan WY 17.4917 n/a 3,899
7,149 miles from location Central Wyoming College Riverton WY 20.2082 n/a 2,330
7,030 miles from location WyoTech Laramie WY 31.3461 n/a 1,227
 

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 + 1,400 $38,670 -3.4%
2
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists + 1,190 $49,100 58.7%
 

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