Mechanic and Auto Technician Programs in Nevada

Here you will discover in depth data on mechanic schools and education options both public and private in Nevada. Moreover, we offer comprehensive facts job prospects and wage rates. [En Español]

Job Outlook

There were 5,590 people employed as auto technicians in the state of Nevada in 2016, as stated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In addition, there were 1,190 persons working as automotive body and glass repair technicians, and an additional 1,690 working as diesel engine mechanics for trucks and buses. It is expected that jobs for automotive service technicians and mechanics in the silver state will increase by 15.1% in the decade to 2024.

Mechanic Salaries in Nevada

The mean wage for auto service technicians and mechanics in Nevada, as of May 2016, was $20.41 per hour, $42,460 per annum (BLS). Automotive collision repair specialists made an average salary of $44,680, or a wage of $21.48 per hour, during the same year, and diesel mechanics made $55,300 or $26.59 per hour.

Salaries in Nevada by Occupation

OccupationTotal EmployedAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual SalaryLowest 10%Highest 10%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics5,590$20.41$42,460$24,400$62,590
Automotive Body and Related Repairers970$21.48$44,680$23,230$75,930
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers220$18.96$39,440$25,430$57,520
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists1,690$26.59$55,300$35,250$77,530

Auto Mechanic Salaries in Nevada by Region

RegionTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Carson City, NV220$22.93$47,690
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV3,580$19.90$41,390
Reno, NV1,240$20.70$43,060

Popular Colleges

College Programs

Carson City, NV Area

Western Nevada College

2201 West College Parkway, Carson City, Nevada 89703-7399
(775) 445-3000
Automotive Technology – Associate Program, Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Western Nevada College offers multiple training options, including an Associate program and a Certificate program. All programs are based at their campus in the city of Carson City, Nevada. The majority of of the school’s 3,839 students are on 4-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Furthermore, the college has NATEF program accreditation. The cost of tuition for students living in the state is roughly about $2,910 and for students from other states around $9,555 for each academic year, while books and supplies may cost roughly $1,400, although this varies from program to program.

Las Vegas-Paradise, NV Area

Advanced Training Institute

5150 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89118-1519
(702) 658-7900
Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

Advanced Training Institute’s Certificate program in Automotive Technology is taught at their campus in the city of Las Vegas. The majority of of the school’s 505 students are on diploma programs of under two years. The college is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training. Additionally, the college has NATEF program accreditation. Tuition fees for in-state students are generally around $150 and for out-of-state students approximately $700 annually. Books and supplies can cost around $1,500, although this will depend on the program.

College of Southern Nevada

6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89146-1164
(702) 651-5000
Automotive Technology – Associate Program, Automotive Technology – Certificate Program

College of Southern Nevada offers multiple training options, including an Associate program and a Certificate program. Classes are taken at their campus in the city of Las Vegas, NV. The majority of of the school’s 33,313 students are on 4-year programs. The college is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The cost of tuition for students living in the state is roughly about $2,910 and for students from other states around $9,555 for each academic year, while study materials may cost roughly $1,040, depending on the program.

Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area Area

Great Basin College

1500 College Parkway, Elko, Nevada 89801
(775) 738-8493
Diesel Technology – Certificate Program

Great Basin College’s Certificate program in Diesel Technology is taught at their campus in the town of Elko, Nevada. Of the 3,149 students, about 1% are postgraduates. The college is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Fees for tuition for in-state students are likely to be in the order of $2,910 and for students from outside the state likely to be about $9,555 yearly. Study materials can cost around $1,670, depending on the program chosen.

Reno-Sparks, NV Area

Truckee Meadows Community College

7000 Dandini Blvd, Reno, Nevada 89512-3999
(775) 673-7000
Automotive Technician – Certificate Program, Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Truckee Meadows Community College offers multiple training options, including a Certificate program and an Associate program. Classes are taken at their campus in the city of Reno, NV. This public college has round 11,085 students in total, with most students on 2-year programs. The college is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Additionally, the college has NATEF program accreditation. The cost of tuition for students living in the state is in the order of $2,910 and for students from outside the state around $9,555 for each academic year, while study materials may cost roughly $1,200, depending 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 Nevada may also wish to review their options in California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and Arizona.

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 Nevada. 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.

Las VegasRenoSparks

City: Las Vegas

Southeast Career Technical Academy

5710 Mountain Vista Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89121
(702) 799-7500

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Scott Berger
Tel: (702) 799-7500
Programs: Automobile Service Technology

City: Reno

Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center

14175 Mt. Charleston St., Reno, NV 89503
(775) 789-0991

Automotive Program

Contact: Ted Kuhn
Tel: (775) 789-0991
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Sparks

Edward Reed High School

1350 Baring Blvd., Sparks, NV 89434
(775) 353-3945

Automotive Program

Contact: Dana Ryan
Tel: (775) 353-3945
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair