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Schools Offering Automotive Repair Programs in Texas

Around 0.8% of Texas's graduates graduate from automotive repair certificate programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 4,526 automotive mechanics graduate from Texas' 55 automotive schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Texas with a automotive program is School of Automotive Machinists, which is located in Houston. In 2010, it was ranked 56th nationwide. In 2010, School of Automotive Machinists graduated 87 students from its automotive program.

The second-ranked school in Texas with a automotive program is Western Technical College, which is located in El Paso. In 2010, it was ranked 65th nationwide. In 2010, Western Technical College graduated 119 students from its automotive program.

The third-ranked school in Texas with a automotive program is ATI Technical Training Center, which is located in Dallas. In 2010, it was ranked 70th nationwide. In 2010, 244 students graduated from ATI Technical Training Center automotive program. The tuition rate at ATI Technical Training Center was $0 per year.


Tuition at Texas' automotive schools ranges from $19,341 per year to $1,086 per year. But, the average tuition is $2,221 per year. The Texas automotive schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Lincoln College of Technology - located in Grand Prairie, students are charged $19,341 per year
  2. Southwest Career College - located in El Paso, students are charged $12,500 per year
  3. Texas State Technical College Harlingen - located in Harlingen, students are charged $5,205 per year

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

  1. Lee College - located in Baytown, students are charged $1,086 per year
  2. Grayson County College - located in Denison, students are charged $1,128 per year
  3. Kilgore College - located in Kilgore, students are charged $1,176 per year

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

A large number of Texas automotive graduates become automotive mechanics. In 2010, there were 43,270 automotive mechanics working in Texas. The following counties have the largest number of Texas automotive mechanics:

  1. Austin County - 9,720 automotive mechanics
  2. Collin County - 7,270 automotive mechanics
  3. Johnson County - 4,090 automotive mechanics

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 62,620 automotive mechanics will be working in Texas state. This would require the number of automotive mechanics to grow by 12%.


An automotive mechanic in Texas earns $37,390 per year on average. But, salaries for automotive mechanics can vary. In 2010, automotive mechanics made as little as less than $16,220 per year or as much as more than $73,300 per year in Texas. An automotive mechanic in the following Texas counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Cooke County - $41,870 per year
  2. Bastrop County - $41,460 per year
  3. Ector County - $41,110 per year

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

  1. El Paso County - $29,640 per year
  2. Webb County - $30,200 per year
  3. Hidalgo County - $30,290 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in automotive repair in Texas 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 Texas
  • Certificate in Automotive Repair in Texas

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 43,270 $37,390 1.0%
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 18,860 $38,930 2.1%

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