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Schools Offering Automotive Repair Programs in Pennsylvania

Each year, roughly 1.0% of Pennsylvania students graduate with certificates in automotive repair. In other words, every year an estimated 3,787 automotive mechanics graduate from Pennsylvania's 29 automotive schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a automotive program is Johnson College. Johnson College, which was ranked 36th in the country in 2010, is located in Scranton. 14 students graduated with a certificate in automotive from Johnson College in 2010. Students at Johnson College paid $15,872 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Pennsylvania with a automotive program is Pennco Tech, which is located in Bristol. In 2010, it was ranked 62nd nationwide. 88 students graduated with certificate in automotive from Pennco Tech in 2010.

The third-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a automotive program is Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center. Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center, which was ranked 66th in the country in 2010, is located in Altoona. Tuition at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center was $0 per year.


Tuition at Pennsylvania's automotive schools ranges from $22,678 per year to $2,720 per year. But, the average tuition is $4,484 per year. In 2010, the automotive schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Pennsylvania were:

  1. Lincoln Technical Institute - located in Philadelphia, students are charged $22,678 per year
  2. Commonwealth Technical Institute - located in Johnstown, students are charged $16,836 per year
  3. Johnson College - located in Scranton, students are charged $15,872 per year

The automotive schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Pennsylvania were:

  1. Community College of Allegheny County - located in Pittsburgh, students are charged $2,720 per year
  2. Luzerne County Community College - located in Nanticoke, students are charged $3,090 per year
  3. Northampton County Area Community College - located in Bethlehem, students are charged $3,270 per year

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

Most people who graduate from automotive school in Pennsylvania go on to work as an automotive mechanic. 31,740 automotive mechanics were working in Pennsylvania in 2010. The largest populations of Pennsylvania automotive mechanics are working in the following counties:

  1. Bucks County - 8,820 automotive mechanics
  2. Allegheny County - 7,080 automotive mechanics
  3. Warren County - 2,160 automotive mechanics

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of automotive mechanics in Pennsylvania will grow by 3%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 40,350 automotive mechanics working in Pennsylvania.


An automotive mechanic in Pennsylvania makes an average of $35,810 per year. However, this number is only an average. automotive mechanics in Pennsylvania had varying salaries from $16,280 to $57,200 per year in 2010. On average an automotive mechanic earns the most in the following Pennsylvania counties:

  1. Lycoming County - $40,030 per year
  2. Warren County - $39,790 per year
  3. Lancaster County - $38,970 per year

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

  1. Blair County - $28,590 per year
  2. Cambria County - $30,210 per year
  3. Adams County - $30,740 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in automotive repair in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor's Degree in Automotive Repair in Pennsylvania
  • Certificate in Automotive Repair in Pennsylvania

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 31,740 $35,810 -9.3%
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 10,520 $39,500 -6.6%

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