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Auto Mechanic and Automotive Schools in Washington

The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) has certified auto mechanic schools in Washington that specialize in automobile and medium/heavy truck maintenance and repair, as well as collision repair and refinishing. These programs traditionally take between six months and one year to complete. Working professionals can turn to Washington auto mechanic schools for online education programs as well--programs that allow students to finish a certificate or degree at their own pace.

In addition to formal training, many students pursue advanced certifications from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. These certifications are available in different areas such as collision repair and truck equipment. Check out the data tables below to see annual and hourly wages as well as employment outlook.

Career Outlook and Salary Expectations for Auto Mechanics in Washington

Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

RegionTotal EmploymentHourly Mean WageAnnual Mean Wage
Kennewick-Richland, WA480$21.21$44,120
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division5,670$23.95$49,820
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA1,090$22.87$47,580
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division1,710$23.79$49,480
Source: 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Automotive Body and Related Repairers

Source: 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Sources:

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/automotive-service-technicians-and-mechanics.htm

Automotive Schools in Washington

*This list may contain out-of-state and online schools that accept students from Washington.

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