Mechanic and Auto Technician Programs in Delaware

This site offers in depth data on college listings, both public and private, for auto and diesel mechanics, and auto body repairers in Delaware. Furthermore, you will find comprehensive data employment prospects and wage rates. [En Español]

Job Outlook

In 2016, there were 1,950 people employed as auto technicians in the state of Delaware as stated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Moreover, there were 490 people in employment as automotive body and glass repair technicians, as well as a further 460 in employment as diesel engine mechanics for trucks and buses. It is expected that, in the decade to 2024, employment for automotive service technicians and mechanics in the first state will increase by 4.4%.

Mechanic Salaries in Delaware

As of May 2016, the average salary for auto service technicians and mechanics in the nation’s 45th most populous state was $42,220 (BLS), or about $20.30 per hour. Automotive collision repair specialists earned an average annual salary of $45,570, or a wage of $21.91 per hour, for the same year, and diesel mechanics earned $48,880 or $23.50 per hour.

Salaries in Delaware by Occupation

OccupationTotal EmployedAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual SalaryLowest 10%Highest 10%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics1,950$20.30$42,220$26,450$61,380
Automotive Body and Related Repairers490$21.91$45,570$31,930$62,960
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists460$23.50$48,880$35,770$61,630

Auto Mechanic Salaries in Delaware by Region

RegionTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Dover, DE450$18.91$39,340
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD13,130$21.46$44,640
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD750$19.61$40,790

Popular Colleges

College Programs

Dover, DE Area

Delaware Technical Community College-Terry

100 Campus Drive, Dover, Delaware 19901
(302) 857-1000
Automotive Technician – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Delaware Technical Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. Classes are taken at their Terry campus in the city of Dover, DE. Most of the school’s 13,471 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Furthermore, the college has NATEF program accreditation. The cost of tuition for students living in the state is about $4,607 and for students from other states around $10,899 for each academic year, while study materials may cost roughly $1,600, depending on the program.

* Tuition fees and accredition status are correct at the time of writing, according to the National Center for Education Statistics ( Confirm with college before applying.

Neighbor States

See also the neighbor states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and New York.

NATEF Accredited Secondary School Programs

Below is a list of NATEF accredited high school programs, offering training in automotive technology, autobody and collision repair and diesel mechanic programs in the state of Delaware. Please note that accreditation status is correct at the time of writing and may have since changed. Please check with the school and with NATEF before making any commitment.


City: Georgetown

Sussex Technical High School

17099 W Market St, Georgetown, DE 19947
(302) 856-0961

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Harold Bunting
Tel: (302) 856-0961
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

Auto Body/Collision Program: AYES

Contact: Jim Friedel
Tel: (302) 856-0961
Programs: Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing, Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

City: Middletown

St. Georges Technical High School

555 Hyetts Corner Road, Middletown, DE 19709
(302) 449-3694

Automotive Program

Contact: Jim Hill
Tel: (302) 449-3694
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Newark

Paul M. Hodgson Vo-Tech High School

2575 Glasgow Ave., Newark, DE 19702
(302) 838-4092

Automotive Program

Contact: Adam Talley
Tel: (302) 838-4092
Programs: Automatic Transmission & Transaxle, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning, Manual Drive Train & Axles, Suspension & Steering

City: Woodside

Polytech High School

823 Walnut Shade Rd., Woodside, DE 19980
(302) 697-3255

Automotive Program

Contact: David Borrelli
Tel: (302) 697-3255
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair