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Auto Mechanic and Automotive Schools in West Virginia

The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) has certified eighteen West Virginia auto mechanic schools. These secondary schools, community colleges and technical centers offer programs in automobile and medium/heavy truck maintenance and repair, as well as collision repair and refinishing. The programs offered by auto mechanic schools in West Virginia vary in length and include two-semester certification programs, which might qualify you for a job or translate to college credits, as well as two-year associate degree programs. Or you can enroll in a program through a national online university to work toward a diploma at your own pace.

The state's 4,610 auto repair workers earned a 2016 mean hourly wage of $15.08, or $31,370 annually. Hourly mean wage is reported as higher in the areas around Hagerstown-Martinsburg ($16.88), Cumberland ($16.24) and Charleston ($17.38). Mean hourly wage is slightly lower in the nonmetropolitan areas in the state's southern ($13.36) and north central ($15.19) regions.

Mechanics specializing in buses, trucks and diesel engines generally out-earned auto mechanics, with a 2014 mean annual wage in West Virginia of $36,640.

Sources:

  1. http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes493023.htm
  2. http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_25180.htm
  3. http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_19060.htm
  4. http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_16620.htm
  5. http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_5400001.htm
  6. http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_5400002.htm

Automotive Schools in West Virginia

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