Mechanic and Auto Technician Programs in New Hampshire

Below you will find comprehensive information on community colleges and private schools offering education programs for mechanics, and vehicle service and repair technicians in the state of New Hampshire. Moreover, you will find comprehensive facts employment prospects and salaries. [En Español]

Job Outlook

There were 3,720 people employed as auto technicians in New Hampshire as stated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in May 2016. Moreover, there were 730 people in employment as automotive body and glass repair technicians, as well as a further 880 in employment as diesel engine mechanics for trucks and buses. Employment for automotive service technicians and mechanics in the granite state is predicted to expand by 3.8% in the decade to 2024, which is slightly less than 5.3 growth expected nationwide.

Mechanic Salaries in New Hampshire

The average wage for auto service technicians and mechanics in the country’s 46th largest state, in 2016, was $20.67 per hour, $42,990 annually (BLS). Auto collision repairers made an average salary of $42,070 for the same year, and bus and truck engine mechanics made $46,790 or $22.49 per hour.

Salaries in New Hampshire by Occupation

OccupationTotal EmployedAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual SalaryLowest 10%Highest 10%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics3,720$20.67$42,990$25,580$63,490
Automotive Body and Related Repairers660$20.22$42,070$27,250$58,410
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers70$19.60$40,780$27,740$60,260
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists880$22.49$46,790$33,340$62,770

Auto Mechanic Salaries in New Hampshire by Region

RegionTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Region11,470$22.50$46,810
Dover-Durham, NH-ME420$20.68$43,010
Manchester, NH580$21.94$45,640
Portsmouth, NH-ME510$23.06$47,960

Popular Colleges

College Programs

Manchester, NH Area

Manchester Community College

1066 Front St, Manchester, New Hampshire 03102-8518
(603) 206-8000
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Manchester Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. All programs are offered at their campus in the city of Manchester, NH. The majority of of the school’s 2,968 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. Furthermore, the college has NATEF program accreditation. The cost of tuition for in-state students is usually around $6,912 and for out-of-state students likely to be about $15,072 yearly. Learning materials may cost about $1,400, although this will vary with the program.

Nashua Community College

505 Amherst St, Nashua, New Hampshire 03063-1026
(603) 578-8900
Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Nashua Community College offers various Associate program options for mechanics. Classes are taken at their campus in the city of Nashua. This public college has about 2,056 students in total, with most 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 about $6,912 and for students from other states around $15,072 for each academic year, while study materials may cost roughly $1,400, depending on the program.

Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area Area

White Mountains Community College

2020 Riverside Drive, Berlin, New Hampshire 03570
(603) 752-1113
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

White Mountains Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. Classes are taken at their campus in the town of Berlin. Most of the school’s 1,001 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. Tuition fees for in-state students are generally in the order of $7,344 and for students from outside the state approximately $15,504 annually, while books and supplies may cost around $1,400, although this varies from program to program.

Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area Area

Lakes Region Community College

379 Belmont Road, Laconia, New Hampshire 03246
(603) 366-5221
Automotive Technology – Associate Program

The Automotive Technology Associate’s program in Automotive Technology at Lakes Region Community College can be taken at their campus in the town of Laconia. Most of the school’s 1,170 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. Furthermore, the college has NATEF program accreditation. The Automotive Technology program is offered with the option of completing a GM ASEP program. Fees for tuition for in-state students are likely to be in the order of $6,642 and for students from outside the state likely to be about $14,802 yearly. Study materials can cost about $1,400, 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 New Hampshire may also wish to review their options in Vermont, Maine, 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 New Hampshire. 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.

BerlinConcordDerryDoverExeterKeeneLaconiaLittletonManchesterN ConwayNashuaNew IpswichPlymouthPortsmouthRochesterSalemSomersworthWolfeboro

City: Berlin

Berlin Vocational High School

550 Willard St., Berlin, NH 3570
(603) 752-4122

Automotive Program

Contact: Allan Wheeler
Tel: (603) 752-4122
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Concord

Concord Regional Technology Center

170 Warren St., Concord, NH 3301
(603) 225-0800

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Scott Mayotte
Tel: (603) 225-0800
Programs: General Service Technician

City: Derry

Pinkerton Academy

5 Pinkerton St., Derry, NH 3038
(603) 437-5211

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Chris O’Brien
Tel: (603) 437-5211
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Dover

Dover High School

25 Alumni Dr., Dover, NH 3820
(603) 616-6900

Automotive Program

Contact: Janet Mason
Tel: (603) 616-6900
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Exeter

Seacoast School of Technology

40 Linden St., Exeter, NH 3833
(603) 775-8593

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Fritz Arseneau
Tel: (603) 775-8593
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Keene

Cheshire Career Center

43 Arch St., Keene, NH 3431
(603) 352-0640

Automotive Program

Contact: Jim Logan
Tel: (603) 352-0640
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Laconia

Huot Technical Center

345 Union Ave., Laconia, NH 3246
(603) 524-3350

Automotive Program

Contact: Dave Warrender
Tel: (603) 524-3350
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Littleton

Hugh Gallen Vocational Center

140 High Street, Littleton, NH 3561
(603) 444-5186

Automotive Program

Contact: Daniel Brodien
Tel: (603) 444-5186
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Manchester

Manchester School of Technology

530 S. Porter St., Manchester, NH 3103
(603) 624-6490

Automotive Program

Contact: Daniel McNally
Tel: (603) 624-6490
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: N Conway

Mt. Washington Valley Career & Tech Center

409 Eagles Way, N Conway, NH 3860
(603) 356-4370

Automotive Program

Contact: Cheryl Cook
Tel: (603) 356-4370
Programs: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Suspension & Steering

City: Nashua

Nashua High School North

10 Chuck Druding Dr., Nashua, NH 3063
(603) 589-6887

Automotive Program

Contact: Robert Babikian
Tel: (603) 589-6887
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: New Ipswich

Mascenic Automotive Career Center

175 Turnpike Rd., New Ipswich, NH 3071
(603) 878-4585

Automotive Program

Contact: Vincent Fittante
Tel: (603) 878-4585
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Plymouth

Plymouth Applied Technology Center

86 Old Ward Bridge Rd., Plymouth, NH 3264
(603) 536-1444

Automotive Program

Contact: Randy Cleary
Tel: (603) 536-1444
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Portsmouth

Portsmouth Senior High School

50 Andrew Jarvis Dr., Portsmouth, NH 3801
(603) 436-7100

Automotive Program

Contact: David Lilly
Tel: (603) 436-7100
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Rochester

RW Creteau Regional Tech Center at Spaulding High School

140 Wakefield St., Rochester, NH 3867
(603) 332-0757

Automotive Program

Contact: Robert Nienhouse
Tel: (603) 332-0757
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Salem

Salem High School

44 Germonty Dr., Salem, NH 3079
(603) 893-7073

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Chris Parsons
Tel: (603) 893-7073
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Somersworth

Somersworth Vocational Center

18 Cemetery Rd., Somersworth, NH 3878
(603) 692-2242

Automotive Program

Contact: John Cebula
Tel: (603) 692-2242
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Wolfeboro

Lakes Region Technology Center

384 S. Main St., Wolfeboro, NH 3894
(603) 569-4361

Automotive Program

Contact: Steven Sanborn
Tel: (603) 569-4361
Programs: General Service Technician