Mechanic and Auto Technician Programs in Mississippi

This page provides detailed information on mechanic schools and education options both public and private in Mississippi. Moreover, we provide in depth facts the job outlook and salary expectations in the magnolia state. [En Español]

Job Outlook

There were 5,700 people employed as auto technicians in Mississippi in May 2016, as stated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Moreover, there were 1,340 people in employment as automotive body and glass repair technicians, as well as a further 2,370 in employment as diesel engine mechanics for trucks and buses. Employment for auto mechanics in the magnolia state, in the decade to 2024, is predicted to fall slightly by 1.7%.

Mechanic Salaries in Mississippi

The average wage for auto service technicians and mechanics in the country’s 32nd largest state, in 2016, was $17.06 per hour, $35,480 annually (BLS). Auto collision repairers earned an average salary of $37,410, or $17.99 per hour, for the same period, and diesel mechanics earned $37,280 or $17.92 per hour.

Salaries in Mississippi by Occupation

OccupationTotal EmployedAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual SalaryLowest 10%Highest 10%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics5,700$17.06$35,480$18,430$59,300
Automotive Body and Related Repairers1,160$17.99$37,410$18,670$59,860
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers180$24.33$50,610$24,920$144,530
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists2,370$17.92$37,280$23,200$54,840

Auto Mechanic Salaries in Mississippi by Region

RegionTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS700$16.88$35,100
Hattiesburg, MS440$16.94$35,230
Jackson, MS1,680$18.24$37,930
Jackson, MS2,520$20.34$42,300

Popular Colleges

College Programs

Gulfport-Biloxi, MS Area

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

51 Main Street, Perkinston, Mississippi 39573
(866) 735-1122
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program, an Associate program and a Certificate program. Classes are taken at their campus in Perkinston in Stone County, MS. This public college has around 9,391 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. The cost of tuition for students living in the state is in the order of $3,272 and for students from outside the state around $6,072 for each academic year. Learning materials may cost roughly $860, although this will vary with the program.

Jackson, MS Area

Copiah-Lincoln Community College

1001 Co-Lin Lane, Wesson, Mississippi 39191
(601) 643-5101
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Copiah-Lincoln Community College offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. Classes are taken at their campus in Wesson in Copiah County. This public college has in the order of 3,098 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Furthermore, the college has NATEF program accreditation. The cost of tuition for students living in the state is roughly about $2,730 and for students from other states around $4,730 for each academic year. Learning materials may cost roughly $1,200, although this will vary with the program.

Hinds Community College

608 Hinds Boulevard, Raymond, Mississippi 39154
(601) 857-5261
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Hinds Community College offers various Certificate program options for mechanics. Classes are taken at their campus in Raymond in Hinds County. The college has about 11,935 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. The cost of tuition for students living in the state is around $2,840 and for out-of-state students around $5,640 for each academic year. Study materials can cost roughly $1,600, depending on the program chosen.

Memphis, TN-MS-AR Area

Northwest Mississippi Community College

4975 Hwy 51 N, Senatobia, Mississippi 38668-1714
(662) 562-3200
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Northwest Mississippi 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 Senatobia. Most of the school’s 7,809 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Furthermore, the college has NATEF program accreditation. The cost of tuition for in-state students is usually in the order of $2,800 and for students from outside the state in the order of $5,200 per year. Learning materials may cost in the order of $1,000, although this will vary with the program.

Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area Area

Itawamba Community College

602 W Hill Street, Fulton, Mississippi 38843-1099
(601) 862-8000
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Itawamba Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. All programs are taught at their campus in the town of Fulton, MS. The college has about 5,611 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. The cost of tuition for in-state students is in the order of $2,620 and for students from outside the state in the order of $4,820 per year. Learning materials may cost in the order of $1,400, although this will vary with the program.

Northeast Mississippi Community College

101 Cunningham Blvd, Booneville, Mississippi 38829
(662) 728-7751
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Mechanics and Service Technology – Associate Program

Northeast Mississippi Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. Classes are taken at their campus in the town of Booneville, MS. Most of the school’s 3,569 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. The cost of tuition for in-state students is usually about $2,732 and for students from outside the state likely to be about $4,982 yearly. Study materials can cost about $1,600, depending on the program chosen.

Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area Area

Coahoma Community College

3240 Friars Point Rd, Clarksdale, Mississippi 38614
(662) 627-2571
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Coahoma Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. Classes are taken at their campus in Clarksdale in Coahoma County. The college has in the order of 2,148 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Tuition fees are usually around $2,603 per year. Study materials can cost in the order of $800, depending on the program chosen.

Holmes Community College

#1 Hill St, Goodman, Mississippi 39079
(662) 472-2312
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Holmes Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. All programs are based at their campus in Goodman in Holmes County. Most of the school’s 5,757 students are on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. The cost of tuition for students living in the state is about $2,740 and for students from other states around $5,320 for each academic year. Study materials can cost roughly $1,300, depending on the program chosen.

Mississippi Delta Community College

Hwy 3 and Cherry St, Moorhead, Mississippi 38761
(662) 246-6322
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Mississippi Delta Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. All programs are taught at their campus in the town of Moorhead. The college has in the order of 2,402 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. The cost of tuition for students living in the state is about $2,650 and for students from other states around $4,258 for each academic year, while books and supplies may cost roughly $1,400, although this varies from program to program.

Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area Area

East Central Community College

15738 Highway 15, Decatur, Mississippi 39327-0129
(601) 635-2111
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

East Central Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. Classes are taken at their campus in Decatur in Newton County, MS. The college has about 2,558 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. The cost of tuition for in-state students is around $2,290 and for out-of-state students in the order of $4,390 per year. Books and supplies can cost in the order of $1,280, although this will depend on the program.

East Mississippi Community College

1512 Kemper Street, Scooba, Mississippi 39358-0158
(662) 476-5000
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

East Mississippi Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. Classes are taken at their campus in Scooba in Kemper County. The college has in the region of 4,259 students in total, with the majority of students on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Furthermore, the college has NATEF program accreditation. The cost of tuition for students living in the state is roughly about $2,840 and for students from other states around $5,240 for each academic year, while study materials may cost roughly $1,200, although this will depend on the program.

Jones County Junior College

900 South Court Street, Ellisville, Mississippi 39437
(601) 477-4000
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Jones County Junior College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. Classes are taken at their campus in the town of Ellisville. The majority of of the school’s 4,727 students are on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Fees for tuition for in-state students are likely to be about $3,000 and for students from other states likely to be about $5,000 yearly, while books and supplies may cost about $1,200, although this varies from program to program.

Meridian Community College

910 Hwy 19 N, Meridian, Mississippi 39307-5801
(601) 483-8241
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Meridian Community College’s Certificate program is offered at their campus in the town of Meridian. The majority of of the school’s 3,381 students are on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Fees for tuition for in-state students are likely to be in the order of $2,440 and for students from outside the state likely to be about $3,740 yearly. Learning materials may cost about $1,800, although this will vary with the program.

Pearl River Community College

101 Hwy 11 N, Poplarville, Mississippi 39470
(601) 403-1000
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Pearl River Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. Classes are taken at their campus in Poplarville in Pearl River County, Mississippi. The majority of of the school’s 4,379 students are on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Fees for tuition for in-state students are likely to be in the order of $3,080 and for students from outside the state likely to be about $5,478 yearly. Books and supplies can cost about $625, although this will depend on the program.

Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area Area

Southwest Mississippi Community College

1156 College Dr, Summit, Mississippi 39666-0000
(601) 276-2000
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Southwest Mississippi Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. Classes are taken at their campus in Summit in Pike County. Most of the school’s 1,884 students are on 2-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Fees for tuition for in-state students are in the order of $2,800 and for students from outside the state likely to be about $5,500 yearly. Books and supplies can cost about $950, 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.

Neighbor States

Residents of Mississippi may also wish to review their options in Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee and Alabama.

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 Mississippi. 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.

New Albany

City: New Albany

New Albany High School

203 Hwy. 15 N., New Albany, MS 38652
(662) 534-1810

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Jonathan Ridgeway
Tel: (662) 534-1810
Programs: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering