Mechanic and Auto Technician Programs in Massachusetts

This webpage offers detailed information on automotive and diesel mechanic schools and education options in Massachusetts. Additionally, we provide in depth information employment prospects and pay rates in the state of Massachusetts. [En Español]

Job Outlook

There were 15,230 people employed as auto technicians in the state of Massachusetts in May 2016, as stated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Additionally, there were 4,190 people in employment as automotive body and glass repair technicians, as well as a further 4,410 in employment as diesel engine mechanics for trucks and buses. It is predicted that, in the decade to 2024, employment for automotive service technicians and mechanics in the bay state will grow by 1.1%.

Mechanic Salaries in Massachusetts

In May 2016, the average salary for auto service technicians and mechanics in the country’s 44th largest state was $46,010 (BLS). Auto collision repairers made an average salary of $47,150, or $22.67 per hour, in the same year, and bus and truck engine mechanics made $54,880 or $26.38 per hour.

Salaries in Massachusetts by Occupation

OccupationTotal EmployedAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual SalaryLowest 10%Highest 10%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics15,230$22.12$46,010$25,210$70,340
Automotive Body and Related Repairers3,740$22.67$47,150$30,280$62,880
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers450$18.79$39,090$27,580$50,030
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists4,410$26.38$54,880$35,280$76,860

Auto Mechanic Salaries in Massachusetts by Region

RegionTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Barnstable Town, MA510$23.55$48,980
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH11,470$22.50$46,810
Leominster-Gardner, MA340$17.69$36,790
New Bedford, MA310$18.51$38,500
Pittsfield, MA170$23.79$49,480
Pittsfield, MA2,650$20.18$41,980
Springfield, MA-CT1,650$20.13$41,860
Worcester, MA-CT1,500$20.68$43,010

Popular Colleges

College Programs

Barnstable Town, MA Area

Massasoit Community College

One Massasoit Boulevard, Brockton, Massachusetts 02302-3996
(508) 588-9100
Diesel Technology – Associate Program

Massasoit Community College’s Associate-level Diesel Technology program is based at their campus in Brockton in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The college has in the order of 7,637 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. The cost of tuition for students living in the state is roughly in the order of $4,680 and for out-of-state students approximately $9,624 annually. Study materials can cost around $1,000, depending on the program chosen.

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division Area

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

41 Berkeley St, Boston, Massachusetts 02116
(617) 423-4630
Automotive Technology – Associate Program, Automotive Technology – Bachelor Program, Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology offers multiple training options, including an Associate program, a Bachelor program and a Certificate program. Classes are taken at their campus in the city of Boston, MA. The college has roughly 596 students in total, with most students on 4-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Technical and Career Institutions. Furthermore, the college has NATEF program accreditation. Tuition fees are usually around $16,950 annually. Study materials can cost around $900, depending on the program chosen.

Massachusetts Bay Community College

50 Oakland St, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts 02481-5399
(781) 239-3000
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Massachusetts Bay Community College offers various Certificate program options for mechanics, a Certificate program and an Associate program. All programs are imparted at their campus in Wellesley Hills in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. This public college has around 4,859 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Furthermore, the college has NATEF program accreditation. Tuition fees for in-state students are generally around $4,808 and for out-of-state students approximately $9,752 annually. Study materials can cost around $1,200, depending on the program chosen.

Motoring Technical Training Institute

1241 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk, Massachusetts 02771
(508) 336-6611
Automotive Technician – Certificate Program

Motoring Technical Training Institute’s Certificate-level Automotive Technician program is taught at their campus in Seekonk in Bristol County, Massachusetts. The majority of of the school’s 303 students are on diploma programs of under two years. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. The retention rate of full-time students at this college is 87%. The cost of tuition is in the order of $15,050 per year, while study materials may cost in the order of $100, depending on the program.

Mount Wachusett Community College

444 Green St, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440-1000
(978) 632-6600
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Mount Wachusett Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. Classes are taken at their campus in Gardner in Worcester County. The majority of of the school’s 4,074 students are on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Furthermore, the college has NATEF program accreditation. Tuition fees for in-state students are generally in the order of $5,188 and for students from outside the state approximately $10,108 annually. Learning materials may cost around $1,200, although this will vary with the program.

Quinsigamond Community College

670 West Boylston Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01606-2092
(508) 853-2300
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Quinsigamond 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 Worcester, Massachusetts. The college has around 8,064 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Fees for tuition for in-state students are likely to be in the order of $5,394 and for students from outside the state likely to be about $10,338 yearly. Learning materials may cost about $960, although this will vary with the program.

Universal Technical Institute of Massachusetts Inc

One Upland Road, Building 200, Norwood, Massachusetts 02062
(781) 948-2000
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Universal Technical Institute of Massachusetts Inc offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. All programs are imparted at their campus in Norwood in Norfolk County. Most of the school’s 838 students are on 2-year programs. The Universal Technical Institute of Massachusetts Inc has institutional accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. Furthermore, the college has NATEF program accreditation. Tuition fees for the Automotive Technology program are broadly about $39,400 annually, while study materials may cost around $215. Usually, the program is completed in 15 months.

Springfield, MA-CT Area

Springfield Technical Community College

1 Armory Sq, Springfield, Massachusetts 01105-1296
(413) 781-7822
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Springfield Technical Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. Classes are taken at their campus in the city of Springfield, MA. Most of the school’s 6,286 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Fees for tuition for in-state students are likely to be in the order of $5,736 and for students from outside the state likely to be about $12,246 yearly, while books and supplies may cost about $1,200, although this varies from program to 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.

Neighbor States

Residents of Massachusetts may also wish to review their options in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Hampshire and Vermont.

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 Massachusetts. 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.

AndoverAshlandBillericaBourneCambridgeCantonCharltonChicopeeDevensFall RiverFitchburgFraminghamFranklinHanoverHathorneHaverhillKingstonLeominsterLexingtonLynnMarlboroNew BedfordNewtonvilleNorth AdamsNorth DightonNorthamptonPalmerPittsfieldPlymouthQuincyRochesterSalemSomervilleSouth EastonTauntonTyngsboroUptonWakefieldWalthamWest SpringfieldWestfieldWestfordWeymouthWorcester

City: Andover

Greater Lawrence Technical School

57 River Rd., Andover, MA 1810
(978) 686-0194

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Robert Maiella
Tel: (978) 686-0194
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Thomas Hatem
Tel: (978) 686-0194
Programs: Damage Analysis/Estimating/Customer Serv, Mechanical and Electrical, Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing, Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

City: Ashland

MassBay Comm. College

250 Eliot St., Ashland, MA 1721
(774) 364-4833

Automotive Program: Toyota T-TEN

Contact: Robert Bolivar
Tel: (774) 364-4833
Programs: Automatic Transmission & Transaxle, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning, Manual Drive Train & Axles, Suspension & Steering

City: Billerica

Shawsheen Valley Technical High School

100 Cook St., Billerica, MA 1821
(978) 671-3673

Automotive Program

Contact: John Morrison
Tel: (970) 671-3673
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Michael Hurley
Tel: (978) 671-3673
Programs: Mechanical and Electrical, Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing, Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

City: Bourne

Upper Cape Cod RVTS

220 Sandwich Rd., Bourne, MA 2532
(508) 759-7711

Automotive Program

Contact: Dennis Theoharidis
Tel: (508) 759-7711
Programs: Automobile Service Technology

City: Cambridge

Rindge School of Technical Arts

459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 2138
(617) 349-6599

Automotive Program

Contact: Roy Doucette
Tel: (617) 349-6599
Programs: Automobile Service Technology

City: Canton

Blue Hills Regional Technical High School

800 Randolph St., Canton, MA 2021
(781) 828-5800

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Dwight Seaman
Tel: (781) 828-5800
Programs: Mechanical and Electrical, Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing, Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

City: Charlton

Bay Path Regional VTHS

57 Old Muggett Hill Rd., Charlton, MA 1507
(508) 248-5971

Automotive Program

Contact: Donald Montville
Tel: (508) 248-5971
Programs: Automobile Service Technology

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Raymond Beck
Tel: (508) 248-5971
Programs: Damage Analysis/Estimating/Customer Serv, Mechanical and Electrical, Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing, Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

City: Chicopee

Chicopee Comp. High School

617 Montgomery St., Chicopee, MA 1020
(413) 594-3555

Automotive Program

Contact: David Williams
Tel: (413) 594-3555
Programs: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering

Westover Job Corps Center

103 Johnson St., Chicopee, MA 1022
(413) 593-4289

Automotive Program

Contact: Ryan King
Tel: (413) 593-4289
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Devens

Shriver Job Corps Center

270 Jackson Rd., Devens, MA 1434
(978) 784-2665

Automotive Program

Contact: Daniel Bonnette
Tel: (978) 784-2665
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Fall River

Diman Regional VTHS

251 Stonehaven Rd., Fall River, MA 2723
(508) 678-2891

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Clifford Ashton
Tel: (508) 678-2891
Programs: Damage Analysis/Estimating/Customer Serv, Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing, Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

City: Fitchburg

Montachusett RVTS

1050 Westminster St. (Rte. 2A), Fitchburg, MA 1420
(978) 345-9200

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Matt LaRose
Tel: (978) 345-9200
Programs: Master Automobile Service Technology

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: David Lelievre
Tel: (978) 671-3672
Programs: Mechanical and Electrical, Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing, Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

City: Framingham

Joseph P. Keefe Technical High School

750 Winter St., Framingham, MA 1702
(508) 416-2378

Automotive Program

Contact: Thomas Iglesias
Tel: (508) 416-2378
Programs: Automobile Service Technology

City: Franklin

Tri-County Regional VTHS

147 Pond St., Franklin, MA 2038
(508) 528-5400

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: William Robin
Tel: (508) 528-5400
Programs: Master Automobile Service Technology

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Michael Young
Tel: (508) 528-5400
Programs: Damage Analysis/Estimating/Customer Serv, Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing

City: Hanover

South Shore RVTHS

476 Webster St., Hanover, MA 2339
(781) 878-2277

Automotive Program

Contact: Scott Kessell
Tel: (781) 878-2277
Programs: Automobile Service Technology

City: Hathorne

Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical High School

562 Maple Street, Hathorne, MA 1937
(978) 304-4700

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Tom Forsyth
Tel: (978) 304-4700
Programs: Automobile Service Technology

City: Haverhill

Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School

115 Amesbury Line Rd., Haverhill, MA 1830
(978) 373-4101

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Gene Thomas
Tel: (978) 373-4101
Programs: Automatic Transmission & Transaxle, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning, Manual Drive Train & Axles, Suspension & Steering

City: Kingston

Silver Lake Regional High School

260 Pembroke St., Kingston, MA 2364
(781) 585-3844

Automotive Program

Contact: Donald Arsenault
Tel: (781) 585-3844
Programs: Automobile Service Technology

City: Leominster

Leominster High School Center for Technical Education

122 Granite St., Leominster, MA 1453
(978) 534-7735

Automotive Program

Contact: Paul Bagley
Tel: (978) 534-7735
Programs: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Heating and Air Conditioning, Suspension & Steering

City: Lexington

Minuteman RVTS

758 Marrett Rd., Lexington, MA 2421
(781) 861-6500

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Bruce Flood
Tel: (781) 861-6500
Programs: Master Automobile Service Technology

City: Lynn

Lynn Vocational Technical Institute

80 Neptune Blvd., Lynn, MA 1902
(781) 595-7134

Automotive Program

Contact: Mason Heuston
Tel: (781) 595-7134
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Barry McCaul
Tel: (781) 595-4729
Programs: Mechanical and Electrical, Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing, Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

City: Marlboro

Assabet Valley Regional Technical HS

215 Fitchburg St., Marlboro, MA 1752
(508) 485-9430

Automotive Program

Contact: Paul Airoldi
Tel: (508) 485-9430
Programs: Master Automobile Service Technology

Assabet Valley Regional Technical HS

215 Fitchburg St., Marlboro, MA 1752
(508) 485-9430

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Ken Stukonis
Tel: (508) 485-9430
Programs: Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing, Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

City: New Bedford

Greater New Bedford VTHS

1121 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA 2745
(508) 998-3321

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Stephen Condon
Tel: (508) 998-3321
Programs: Automatic Transmission & Transaxle, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning, Manual Drive Train & Axles, Suspension & Steering

Truck Program

Contact: Stephen Condon
Tel: (508) 998-3321
Programs: Brakes, Diesel Engines, Drive Train, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Heating and Air Conditioning, Hydraulics, Preventive Maintenance Inspection, Suspension & Steering

City: Newtonville

Newton North High School

457 Walnut St, Newtonville, MA 2460
(617) 559-6400

Automotive Program

Contact: Paul Wagner
Tel: (617) 559-6400
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: North Adams

McCann Technical School

70 Hodges Cross Rd., North Adams, MA 1247
(413) 663-5383

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Jeremy Curley
Tel: (413) 663-5383
Programs: Automobile Service Technology

City: North Dighton

Dighton-Rehoboth High School

2700 Regional Rd., North Dighton, MA 2764
(508) 252-5030

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: David Justus
Tel: (508) 252-5030
Programs: Master Automobile Service Technology

City: Northampton

Smith Vocational & Agricultural H.S.

80 Locust St., Northampton, MA 1060
(413) 587-1415

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Allan Bodman
Tel: (413) 787-6931
Programs: Automobile Service Technology

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Michael Brooks
Tel: (413) 587-1415
Programs: Mechanical and Electrical, Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing, Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

City: Palmer

Pathfinder RVTHS

240 Sykes St., Palmer, MA 1069
(413) 283-9701

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: James LaValle
Tel: (413) 283-9701
Programs: Automobile Service Technology

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Craig Sankey
Tel: (413) 283-9701
Programs: Mechanical and Electrical, Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing, Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

City: Pittsfield

Pittsfield Vocational School/Taconic H.S.

96 Valentine Rd., Pittsfield, MA 1201
(413) 448-9612

Automotive Program

Contact: David Boyce
Tel: (413) 448-9612
Programs: Automobile Service Technology

City: Plymouth

Plymouth South High School

490 Long Pond Rd., Plymouth, MA 2360
(508) 224-7512

Automotive Program

Contact: Randy Cabral
Tel: (508) 224-7512
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Quincy

Quincy High School

75 Russell Park, Quincy, MA 2169
(617) 984-8878

Automotive Program

Contact: Scott Holbrook
Tel: (617) 984-8878
Programs: Automobile Service Technology

City: Rochester

Old Colony Regional VTHS

476 N. Ave., Rochester, MA 2770
(508) 763-8011

Automotive Program

Contact: Dennis Frates
Tel: (508) 763-8011
Programs: Master Automobile Service Technology

City: Salem

Salem High School

77 Willson St., Salem, MA 1970
(978) 740-1256

Automotive Program

Contact: Marc Darisse
Tel: (978) 740-1256
Programs: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering

City: Somerville

Somerville High School

81 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 2143
(617) 625-6600

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Hugh Wallace
Tel: (617) 625-6600
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: South Easton

Southeastern Regional VTHS

250 Foundry St., South Easton, MA 2375
(508) 238-4371

Automotive Program

Contact: Leslie Weckesser
Tel: (508) 230-1200
Programs: Master Automobile Service Technology

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: William Collins
Tel: (508) 238-4371
Programs: Damage Analysis/Estimating/Customer Serv, Mechanical and Electrical, Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing, Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

City: Taunton

Bristol-Plymouth Reg.Technical School

940 County St., Taunton, MA 2780
(508) 823-5151

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Sean Wessen
Tel: (508) 823-5151
Programs: Automatic Transmission & Transaxle, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning, Manual Drive Train & Axles, Suspension & Steering

City: Tyngsboro

Greater Lowell Technical High School

250 Pawtucket Blvd., Tyngsboro, MA 1879
(978) 441-4431

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Don Ducharme
Tel: (978) 441-4431
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

Auto Body/Collision Program: AYES

Contact: Don Ducharme
Tel: (978) 441-4431
Programs: Mechanical and Electrical, Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing, Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

City: Upton

Blackstone Valley Regional VTHS

65 Pleasant St., Upton, MA 1568
(508) 529-7758

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Derek Stienstra
Tel: (508) 529-7758
Programs: Master Automobile Service Technology

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: David Beaudreau
Tel: (508) 529-7758
Programs: Damage Analysis/Estimating/Customer Serv, Mechanical and Electrical, Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing, Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

City: Wakefield

Northeast Metropolitan RVTHS

100 Hemlock Rd., Wakefield, MA 1880
(781) 246-0810

Automotive Program

Contact: Douglas Hanson
Tel: (781) 246-0810
Programs: Master Automobile Service Technology

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Richard Vanasse
Tel: (781) 246-0810
Programs: Damage Analysis/Estimating/Customer Serv, Mechanical and Electrical, Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing, Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

City: Waltham

Waltham High School

617 Lexington St., Waltham, MA 2452
(781) 893-8050

Automotive Program

Contact: David Gautreau
Tel: (781) 893-8050
Programs: General Service Technician

City: West Springfield

Lower Pioneer Valley Career & Technical

174 Brush Hill Ave., West Springfield, MA 1089
(413) 735-6310

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Todd Freitag
Tel: (413) 735-6310
Programs: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering

City: Westfield

Westfield Vocational Technical High School

33 Smith Ave., Westfield, MA 1085
(413) 572-6538

Automotive Program

Contact: Charles Pignatare
Tel: (413) 572-6538
Programs: Automobile Service Technology

City: Westford

Nashoba Valley Technical High School

100 Littleton Rd., Westford, MA 1886
(978) 692-4711

Automotive Program

Contact: Richard Karamanian
Tel: (978) 692-4711
Programs: Master Automobile Service Technology

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Michael Robichaud
Tel: (978) 692-4711
Programs: Mechanical and Electrical, Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing, Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

City: Weymouth

Weymouth High School

One Wildcat Way, Weymouth, MA 2190
(781) 337-7500

Automotive Program

Contact: Adam Tausevich
Tel: (781) 337-7500
Programs: Automobile Service Technology

City: Worcester

Worcester Technical High School

1 Skyline Dr., Worcester, MA 1605
(508) 799-1553

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Cliff Worthley
Tel: (508) 799-1990
Programs: Master Automobile Service Technology

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Steve Stefanik
Tel: (508) 799-1553
Programs: Damage Analysis/Estimating/Customer Serv, Mechanical and Electrical, Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing, Structural Analysis and Damage Repair