Mechanic and Auto Technician Programs in Maryland

Here you will discover in depth information on automotive and diesel mechanic schools and education options in the state of Maryland. Also, we offer comprehensive information the job outlook and salary expectations. [En Español]

Job Outlook

In 2016, as stated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 12,600 people employed as auto technicians in the state of Maryland. Furthermore, there were 3,110 people in employment as automotive collision and glass technicians, as well as a further 3,890 in employment as bus and truck mechanics or other diesel engine specialists. Jobs for auto mechanics in the old line state, in the decade to 2024, are expected to grow by 9.0%, which compares favorably with 5.3 growth expected nationwide.

Mechanic Salaries in Maryland

The mean wage for auto service technicians and mechanics in the nation’s 19th most populous state, as of May 2016, was $22.65 per hour, $47,100 annually (BLS). Automotive collision repair specialists earned an average salary of $58,320, or a wage of $28.04 per hour, for the same year, and diesel mechanics earned $48,860 or $23.49 per hour.

Salaries in Maryland by Occupation

OccupationTotal EmployedAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual SalaryLowest 10%Highest 10%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics12,600$22.65$47,100$24,970$71,370
Automotive Body and Related Repairers2,610$28.04$58,320$32,020$94,300
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers500$18.40$38,270$25,030$56,580
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists3,890$23.49$48,860$29,070$71,800

Auto Mechanic Salaries in Maryland by Region

RegionTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD5,710$22.49$46,770
California-Lexington Park, MD170$21.68$45,090
Cumberland, MD-WV260$17.83$37,080
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV690$17.73$36,890
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD13,130$21.46$44,640
Salisbury, MD-DE750$19.61$40,790
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV12,730$23.51$48,900

Popular Colleges

College Programs

Baltimore-Towson, MD Area

Lincoln College of Technology-Columbia

9325 Snowden River Pky, Columbia, Maryland 21046
(410) 290-7100 x41500
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Lincoln College of Technology offers various Certificate program options for mechanics, a Certificate program and an Associate program. Classes are taken at their Columbia campus in the city of Columbia, MD. The majority of of the school’s 711 students are on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. Additionally, the college has NATEF program accreditation. Tuition fees for the Automotive Technology program are, as a rough guide, in the order of $37,053 yearly, while books and supplies may cost about $919. Program completion is normally 21 months.

North American Trade Schools

6901 Security Blvd, Suite 16, Baltimore, Maryland 21244
(410) 298-4844
Diesel Mechanic – Certificate Program

North American Trade Schools’s Certificate program in Diesel Mechanic is taught at their campus in Baltimore in Baltimore County. Most of the school’s 505 students are on diploma programs of under two years. The college is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. The retention rate of full-time students at this college is over 80%. Tuition fees for the Diesel Mechanic program are likely to be around $15,250 for each academic year, while study materials may cost roughly $2,694. Usually, the program is completed in 12 months.

The Community College of Baltimore County

7201 Rossville Blvd., Baltimore, Maryland 21237
(443) 840-2222
Automotive Technician – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

The Community College of Baltimore County offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. All programs are offered at their campus in Baltimore in Baltimore County, Maryland. Most of the school’s 22,179 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The cost of tuition for in-district students is likely to be in the order of $3,868 and are $6,812 and $10,082 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively. Learning materials may cost about $1,430, although this will vary with the program.

Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division Area

Montgomery College

51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Maryland 20850
(240) 567-5000
Automotive Technician – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Montgomery College offers various Certificate program options for mechanics, a Certificate program and an Associate program. All programs are imparted at their campus in the city of Rockville, MD. The college has about 25,320 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The cost of tuition for in-district students is likely to be in the order of $4,902 and are $9,474 and $12,894 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively, while books and supplies may cost about $1,378, although this varies from program to program.

Cumberland, MD-WV Area

Allegany College of Maryland

12401 Willowbrook Rd SE, Cumberland, Maryland 21502-2596
(301) 784-5000
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Allegany College of Maryland offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. Classes are taken at their campus in the city of Cumberland. Most of the school’s 3,091 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Additionally, the college has NATEF program accreditation. Tuition fees for in-district students are roughly around $3,750 and are $6,990 and $8,340 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively, while books and supplies may cost roughly $1,512, although this varies from program to program.

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Area

Prince George’s Community College

301 Largo Rd, Largo, Maryland 20774-2199
(301) 546-7422
Automotive Technology – Associate Program

The Associate’s program in Automotive Technology at Prince George’s Community College is based at their campus in Largo in Prince George’S County, Maryland. The college has in the order of 13,228 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Tuition fees for in-district students are generally around $3,650 and are $5,762 and $8,090 for in-state and out-of-state students respectively. Study materials can cost around $1,500, depending on the program chosen.

* 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 Maryland may also wish to review their options in Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia.

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 Maryland. 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.

BaltimoreCambridgeCentrevilleCresaptownDamascusEastonEdgewaterEllicott CityFrederickGaithersburgGermantownHagerstownLeonardtownNewarkNorth EastPomfretPrince FrederickRidgelySalisburySevernSilver SpringWaldorfWestminsterWorton

City: Baltimore

Milford Mill Academy

3800 Washingon Ave., Baltimore, MD 21244
(410) 809-9588

Automotive Program

Contact: Valerie Brennan
Tel: (410) 809-9588
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

Sollers Point Technical High School

325 Sollers Point Rd, Baltimore, MD 21222
(410) 809-9588

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Valerie Brennan
Tel: (410) 809-9588
Programs: Automobile Service Technology

Western School of Technology

100 Kenwood Ave., Baltimore, MD 21228
(410) 809-9588

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Valerie Brennan
Tel: (410) 809-9588
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Cambridge

Dorchester Career and Technology Center

2465 Cambridge Bypass, Cambridge, MD 21613
(410) 901-6950

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Jesse Morris
Tel: (410) 901-6950
Programs: Damage Analysis/Estimating/Customer Serv, Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing

Truck Program

Contact: Greg Insley
Tel: (410) 228-3457
Programs: Brakes, Diesel Engines, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Preventive Maintenance Inspection, Suspension & Steering

City: Centreville

Queen Anne’s County High School

125 Ruthsburg Rd., Centreville, MD 21617
(410) 758-0500

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Kevin Prosser
Tel: (410) 758-0500
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Cresaptown

Center for Career & Technical Ed.-Allegany

14211 McMullen Hwy., SW, Cresaptown, MD 21502
(301) 729-6486

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Harry Morgan
Tel: (301) 729-6486
Programs: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Dennis Johnson
Tel: (301) 729-6486
Programs: Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing

City: Damascus

Damascus High School

25921 Ridge Rd., Damascus, MD 20872
(301) 962-4810

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Ridchard Gangloff
Tel: (301) 962-4810
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Easton

Easton High School

723 Mecklenburg Ave., Easton, MD 21601
(410) 253-5223

Automotive Program

Contact: Brian Willey
Tel: (410) 253-5223
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Edgewater

Center of Applied Technology South

211 Central Ave., E., Edgewater, MD 21037
(410) 956-5900

Automotive Program

Contact: Bucky Hayes
Tel: (410) 956-5900
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Joseph Rose
Tel: (410) 956-5900
Programs: Damage Analysis/Estimating/Customer Serv, Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing, Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

City: Ellicott City

Applications & Research Lab (ARL)

10920 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-6636

Automotive Program

Contact: Natalie Belcher
Tel: (410) 313-6636
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Frederick

Frederick County Career & Technology Center

7922 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702
(240) 236-8534

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Gary Wilfong
Tel: (240) 236-8534
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Frank Damazo
Tel: (240) 236-8500
Programs: Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing, Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

City: Gaithersburg

Gaithersburg High School

101 Education Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD 20877
(301) 284-4536

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Curtis Hochtman
Tel: (301) 284-4536
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Germantown

Seneca Valley High School

19401 Crystal Rock Dr., Germantown, MD 20874
(301) 840-2700

Automotive Program

Contact: Richard Gangloff
Tel: (301) 840-2700
Programs: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering

City: Hagerstown

Washington County Technical High School

50 West Oak Ridge Dr., Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 766-8050

Automotive Program

Contact: Wayne Violet
Tel: (301) 766-8050
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Terry Baker
Tel: (301) 766-8055
Programs: Mechanical and Electrical, Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing, Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

City: Leonardtown

Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Technology Center

24005 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown, MD 20650
(301) 475-0242

Automotive Program

Contact: Maggie Giles
Tel: (301) 475-0242
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

Truck Program

Contact: Maggie Giles
Tel: (301) 475-0242
Programs: Brakes, Diesel Engines, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Preventive Maintenance Inspection, Suspension & Steering

City: Newark

Worcester Technical High School

6290 Worcester Hwy., Newark, MD 21841
(410) 632-5050

Automotive Program

Contact: Anthony Saullo
Tel: (410) 632-5050
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: North East

Cecil County School of Technology

900 North East Rd., North East, MD 21901
(410) 392-8879

Automotive Program

Contact: Nicole Parr
Tel: (410) 392-8879
Programs: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering

City: Pomfret

Robert D. Stethem Educational Center

7775 Marshall Corner Rd, Pomfret, MD 20675
(301) 932-1003

Automotive Program

Contact: Brad Willilams
Tel: (301) 932-1003
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Prince Frederick

Career & Technology Academy

330 Dorsey Rd., Prince Frederick, MD 20678
(410) 535-7374

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Jamie Cox
Tel: (410) 535-7374
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Ridgely

Caroline Career & Tech. Center

10855 Central Ave., Ridgely, MD 21660
(410) 479-0100

Automotive Program

Contact: Kevin Cahall
Tel: (410) 479-0100
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Salisbury

Parkside High School

1015 Beaglin Park Dr., Salisbury, MD 21804
(410) 677-5144

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: David White
Tel: (410) 677-5144
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Joseph Showacre
Tel: (410) 677-5144
Programs: Damage Analysis/Estimating/Customer Serv, Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

City: Severn

Center of Applied Technology North

800 Stevenson Rd., Severn, MD 21144
(410) 969-3100

Automotive Program

Contact: Keith Brown
Tel: (410) 969-3100
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

Truck Program: AYES

Contact: Keith Brown
Tel: (410) 969-3100
Programs: Brakes, Diesel Engines, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Mathematics, Preventive Maintenance Inspection, Suspension & Steering

City: Silver Spring

Thomas Edison High School of Technology

12501 Dalewood Dr., Silver Spring, MD 20906
(301) 962-4810

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Rick Gangloff
Tel: (301) 962-4810
Programs: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering

City: Waldorf

North Point High School

2500 Davis Rd., Waldorf, MD 20603
(301) 753-1759

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Robert Poore
Tel: (301) 753-1759
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Westminster

Carroll County Career & Technology Center

1229 Washington Rd., Westminster, MD 21157
(410) 751-3669

Automotive Program

Contact: Timothy Haines
Tel: (410) 751-3669
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

Truck Program

Contact: Edward Stevens
Tel: (410) 751-3669
Programs: Brakes, Diesel Engines, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Preventive Maintenance Inspection, Suspension & Steering

City: Worton

Kent County High School

25301 Lambs Meadow Rd., Worton, MD 21678
(410) 778-6250

Automotive Program

Contact: Kevin Nelson
Tel: (410) 778-6250
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair