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Schools Offering Automotive Repair Programs in New York

Approximately 0.3% of graduates in of New York receive automotive repair certificates every year. In other words, every year an estimated 1,554 automotive mechanics graduate from New York's 23 automotive schools.

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SUNY College of Technology at Alfred, which was ranked 44th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in New York that has a automotive program. It is located in Alfred. 109 students graduated with a certificate in automotive from SUNY College of Technology at Alfred in 2010. Tuition at SUNY College of Technology at Alfred was $6,218 per year.

Farmingdale State College, which is located in Farmingdale, is the second-ranked school in New York that has a automotive program. It received a ranking of 48th in the country in 2010. 9 students graduated with certificate in automotive from Farmingdale State College in 2010. Tuition at Farmingdale State College was $6,093 per year.

Lincoln Technical Institute, which was ranked 48th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in New York that has a automotive program. It is located in Whitestone. In 2010, Lincoln Technical Institute graduated 385 students from its automotive programs. The tuition rate at Lincoln Technical Institute was $0 per year.


If you choose to attend a New York automotive school, average tuition will be $3,884 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,504 per year to $12,350 per year. The New York automotive schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Technical Career Institutes - located in New York, students are charged $13,340 per year
  2. Morrisville State College - located in Morrisville, students are charged $6,522 per year
  3. SUNY College of Technology at Delhi - located in Delhi, students are charged $6,405 per year

The following New York automotive schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. CUNY Bronx Community College - located in Bronx, students are charged $3,504 per year
  2. Monroe Community College - located in Rochester, students are charged $3,529 per year
  3. Erie Community College - located in Buffalo, students are charged $3,690 per year

An automotive certificate from a New York school... what next?

The highest percentage of automotive graduates in New York pursue careers as an automotive mechanic. In 2010, there were 35,350 automotive mechanics working in New York. In New York, the largest numbers of automotive mechanics work in the following counties:

  1. Bergen County - 14,300 automotive mechanics
  2. Nassau County - 6,340 automotive mechanics
  3. Erie County - 3,130 automotive mechanics


On average, an automotive mechanic earns a salary of $37,930 per year in New York state. However, New York automotive mechanics earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,610 per year to more than $79,170 per year in 2010. The counties in New York with the highest average salary for an automotive mechanic are:

  1. Dutchess County - $43,780 per year
  2. Nassau County - $41,790 per year
  3. Bergen County - $40,970 per year

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

  1. Clinton County - $28,820 per year
  2. Allegany County - $29,860 per year
  3. Chemung County - $30,220 per year

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Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional New York 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 New York
  • Bachelor's Degree in Automotive Repair in New York
  • Certificate in Automotive Repair in New York

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 35,350 $37,930 -4.6%
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 11,760 $48,120 -7.0%

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