Mechanic and Auto Technician Programs in Hawaii

This page provides comprehensive data on college listings, both public and provide, for auto and diesel mechanics, and auto body repairers in Hawaii. Furthermore, we provide comprehensive information the job outlook and salary expectations in the Aloha state. [En Español]

Job Outlook

In 2016, as stated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were about 2,690 persons employed as automotive service technicians in the state of Hawaii. Furthermore, there were 530 persons working as automotive body and glass repair technicians, and an additional 960 working as diesel engine mechanics for trucks and buses. In the decade to 2024, it is predicted that jobs for automotive service technicians and mechanics in the Aloha state will increase by 3.2%.

Mechanic Salaries in Hawaii

In 2016, the average salary for auto service technicians and mechanics in the country’s 43rd largest state was $43,420 (BLS). Automotive collision repair specialists earned an average annual salary of $50,720, or $24.39 per hour, for the same year, while bus and truck engine mechanics earned $55,510 or $26.69 per hour.

Salaries in Hawaii by Occupation

OccupationTotal EmployedAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual SalaryLowest 10%Highest 10%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics2,690$20.88$43,420$23,900$63,480
Automotive Body and Related Repairers530$24.39$50,720$32,390$71,410
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists960$26.69$55,510$35,130$76,680

Auto Mechanic Salaries in Hawaii by Region

RegionTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI310$18.75$39,010
Urban Honolulu, HI1,790$21.65$45,030

Popular Colleges

College Programs

Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area Area

Hawaii Community College

1175 Manono Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720-5096
(808) 934-2500
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Hawaii Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. Classes are taken at their campus in the town of Hilo. This public college has about 3,087 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. The cost of tuition for students living in the state is roughly about $3,084 and for students from other states around $8,220 for each academic year, while books and supplies may cost roughly $952, although this varies from program to program.

Kauai Community College

3-1901 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue, Hawaii 96766-9500
(808) 245-8225
Automotive Technician – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Kauai Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. All programs are offered at their campus in Lihue in Kauai County. The majority of of the school’s 1,401 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. Furthermore, the college has NATEF program accreditation. Tuition fees for in-state students are generally about $3,132 and for students from other states approximately $8,268 annually, while books and supplies may cost around $952, although this varies from program to program.

University of Hawaii Maui College

310 W Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, Hawaii 96732-1617
(808) 984-3500
Automotive Technology – Associate Program, Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

The University of Hawaii Maui College offers multiple training options, including an Associate program and a Certificate program. Classes are taken at their campus in the city of Kahului, Hawaii. This public college has approximately 3,593 students in total, with most students on 4-year programs. The University of Hawaii Maui College has institutional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. The cost of tuition for students living in the state is around $3,150 and for out-of-state students around $8,286 for each academic year, while study materials may cost roughly $952, depending on the program.

Honolulu, HI Area

Honolulu Community College

874 Dillingham Blvd, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817-4505
(808) 845-9211
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Honolulu Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. All programs are taught at their campus in the city of Honolulu, Hawaii. The college has around 4,328 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. Furthermore, the college has NATEF program accreditation. Tuition fees for in-state students are around $3,054 and for out-of-state students approximately $8,190 annually. Books and supplies can cost around $952, although this will depend on the program.

Leeward Community College

96-045 Ala Ike, Pearl City, Hawaii 96782-3366
(808) 455-0011
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Leeward Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. Classes are taken at their campus in Pearl City in Honolulu County, Hawaii. This public college has around 7,535 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. Furthermore, the college has NATEF program accreditation. Fees for tuition for in-state students are likely to be in the order of $3,084 and for students from outside the state likely to be about $8,220 yearly. Books and supplies can cost about $952, although this will depend on the program.

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

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 Hawaii. 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.

Waimanalo

City: Waimanalo

Hawaii Job Corps

41-467 Hihimanu St., Waimanalo, HI 96795
(808) 259-6079

Automotive Program

Contact: Joann Espinosa
Tel: (808) 259-6079
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair