Mechanic and Auto Technician Programs in Maine

Below you will discover in depth data on mechanic schools and education options in Maine. Additionally, we provide in depth facts employment prospects and pay rates in the state of Maine. [En Español]

Job Outlook

In May 2016, there were 3,820 people working as auto mechanics or automotive service technicians in the state of Maine as stated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Moreover, there were 800 persons employed as auto collision technicians, and glass installers and repairers, and an additional 1,250 employed as bus and truck mechanics. Jobs for automotive mechanics in the pine tree state are predicted to fall slightly by 1.7% in the decade to 2024.

Mechanic Salaries in Maine

The average salary for auto service technicians and mechanics in the nation’s 41st most populous state, in 2016, was $37,200 (BLS). Automotive collision repair specialists made an average annual salary of $40,010, or a wage of $19.23 per hour, during the same period, while bus and truck engine mechanics made $43,180 or $20.76 per hour.

Salaries in Maine by Occupation

OccupationTotal EmployedAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual SalaryLowest 10%Highest 10%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics3,820$17.88$37,200$23,240$56,020
Automotive Body and Related Repairers800$19.23$40,010$23,870$59,580
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers**$17.50$36,390$26,240$50,150
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists1,250$20.76$43,180$30,540$58,320

Auto Mechanic Salaries in Maine by Region

RegionTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Bangor, ME480$16.81$34,960
Bangor, ME420$20.68$43,010
Lewiston-Auburn, ME320$15.42$32,070
Portland-South Portland, ME1,110$20.97$43,610
Portland-South Portland, ME510$23.06$47,960

Popular Colleges

College Programs

Bangor, ME Area

Eastern Maine Community College

354 Hogan Rd, Bangor, Maine 04401
(207) 974-4600
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Eastern Maine Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. Classes are taken at their campus in the city of Bangor, ME. The majority of of the school’s 2,732 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. Additionally, the college has NATEF program accreditation. The cost of tuition for students living in the state is in the order of $3,676 and for students from outside the state in the order of $6,436 per year. Learning materials may cost in the order of $1,000, although this will vary with the program.

Lewiston-Auburn, ME Area

Central Maine Community College

1250 Turner Street, Auburn, Maine 04210-6498
(207) 755-5100
Automotive Technology – Associate Program

The Associate’s program in Automotive Technology at Central Maine Community College is taught at their campus in Auburn in Androscoggin County, ME. Most of the school’s 2,984 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. Additionally, the college has NATEF program accreditation. Fees for tuition for in-state students are likely to be in the order of $3,540 and for students from outside the state likely to be about $6,300 yearly, while books and supplies may cost about $1,200, although this varies from program to program.

Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area Area

Northern Maine Community College

33 Edgemont Dr, Presque Isle, Maine 04769-2016
(207) 768-2700
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Northern Maine Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. Classes are taken at their campus in the town of Presque Isle. The majority of of the school’s 931 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. Additionally, the college has NATEF program accreditation. The cost of tuition for students living in the state is roughly about $3,464 and for students from other states around $6,224 for each academic year. Books and supplies can cost roughly $1,400, although this will depend on the program.

Washington County Community College

One College Drive, Calais, Maine 04619
(207) 454-1000
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Washington County Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program, an Associate program and a Certificate program. All programs are offered at their campus in the town of Calais, ME. This public college has about 482 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. Additionally, the college has NATEF program accreditation. The cost of tuition for students living in the state is roughly in the order of $3,719 and for students from outside the state around $7,238 for each academic year, while books and supplies may cost roughly $1,000, although this varies from program to program.

Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME Area

Southern Maine Community College

2 Fort Road, South Portland, Maine 04106-1698
(207) 741-5975
Automotive Technology – Associate Program

The Associate’s degree program in Automotive Technology at Southern Maine Community College is taught at their campus in the city of South Portland. This public college has about 6,045 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. Additionally, the college has NATEF program accreditation. The cost of tuition for students living in the state is roughly about $3,760 and for students from other states around $6,520 for each academic year, while books and supplies may cost roughly $1,400, 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 Maine may also wish to review their options in New Hampshire, Massachusetts 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 Maine. 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.

AugustaBangorBrunswickEllsworthHoultonLimestoneLincolnNaplesPortlandRocklandSkowheganSouth ParisWaldoWatervilleWestbrook

City: Augusta

Capital Area Technical Center

40 Pierce Dr., Augusta, ME 4330
(207) 626-2475

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Joseph Rabideau
Tel: (207) 626-2475
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Philip Dow
Tel: (207) 626-2475
Programs: Damage Analysis/Estimating/Customer Serv, Painting and Refinishing

City: Bangor

United Technologies Center

200 Hogan Rd., Bangor, ME 4401
(207) 217-8655

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Steve Dyer
Tel: (207) 217-8655
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Stephen Dyer
Tel: (207) 217-8655
Programs: Painting and Refinishing

City: Brunswick

Maine Region Ten Technical High School

68 Church Rd., Brunswick, ME 4011
(207) 729-6622

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Garry Carr
Tel: (207) 729-6622
Programs: Damage Analysis/Estimating/Customer Serv, Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing

City: Ellsworth

Hancock County Technical Center

112 Boggy Brook Rd., Ellsworth, ME 4605
(207) 667-9729

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Joshua Reardon
Tel: (207) 667-9729
Programs: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering

City: Houlton

Region Two School of Applied Technology

5 Bird Street, Houlton, ME 4730
(207) 532-9541

Automotive Program

Contact: Kenneth Winiarski
Tel: (207) 532-9541
Programs: General Service Technician

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Ammie Toby London
Tel: (207) 532-9541
Programs: Painting and Refinishing

City: Limestone

Loring Job Corps Center

36 Montana Rd., Limestone, ME 4750
(204) 325-4025

Automotive Program

Contact: Nicole Butler
Tel: (204) 325-4025
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Lincoln

Northern Penobscot Tech Region III

35 W. Broadway, Lincoln, ME 4457
(207) 794-3004

Automotive Program

Contact: Cassidy Ouellette
Tel: (207) 794-3004
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Naples

Lake Region Vocational Center

1879 Roosevelt Trail, Naples, ME 4055
(207) 693-3864

Automotive Program

Contact: Steven Christy
Tel: (207) 693-3864
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Portland

Portland Arts and Technical Center

196 Allen Ave., Portland, ME 4103
(207) 874-8165

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: John Carmichael
Tel: (207) 874-8165
Programs: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Suspension & Steering

City: Rockland

Mid-Coast School of Technology

1 Main St., Rockland, ME 4841
(207) 549-2161

Automotive Program

Contact: Tom Vannah
Tel: (207) 549-2161
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Danica Wooster
Tel: (207) 594-2161
Programs: Painting and Refinishing

City: Skowhegan

Somerset Career & Technical Center

61 Academy Circle, Skowhegan, ME 4976
(207) 858-1102

Automotive Program

Contact: Mark Wilson
Tel: (207) 858-1102
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: South Paris

Oxford Hills Technical School

256 Main St., South Paris, ME 4281
(207) 743-7756

Automotive Program

Contact: Peter Arntsten
Tel: (207) 743-7756
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

Auto Body/Collision Program: AYES

Contact: Frederick Steeves
Tel: (207) 743-7756
Programs: Damage Analysis/Estimating/Customer Serv, Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing

City: Waldo

Waldo County Technical Center

1022 Waterville Rd., Waldo, ME 4915
(207) 342-5231

Automotive Program

Contact: Ryan Stackpole
Tel: (207) 342-5231
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Gilman Russell
Tel: (207) 342-5231
Programs: Painting and Refinishing

City: Waterville

Mid-Maine Technical Center

3 Brooklyn Ave., Waterville, ME 4901
(207) 873-0102

Automotive Program

Contact: David Hatt
Tel: (207) 873-0102
Programs: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: David Hatt
Tel: (207) 873-0102
Programs: Damage Analysis/Estimating/Customer Serv, Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting and Refinishing

City: Westbrook

Westbrook Regional Vocational Center

125 Stoudwater St., Westbrook, ME 4092
(207) 854-0820

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Carter Waldren
Tel: (207) 854-0820
Programs: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Heating and Air Conditioning, Suspension & Steering