Mechanic and Auto Technician Programs in Vermont

Below you will find comprehensive information on mechanic schools and education options both public and private in the state of Vermont. Also, you will find comprehensive data employment prospects and salaries in the Green Mountain state. [En Español]

Job Outlook

As stated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)there were 1,890 people working as auto mechanics or automotive service technicians in the state of Vermont in 2016. Moreover, there were 710 people employed as automotive body and glass repair technicians, as well as a further 650 employed as diesel engine mechanics for trucks and buses. It is predicted that, in the decade to 2024, employment for automotive service technicians and mechanics in the Green Mountain state will expand by 5.7%.

Mechanic Salaries in Vermont

In 2016, the average salary for auto service technicians and mechanics in the nation’s 50th most populous state was $37,560 (BLS). Auto collision repairers made an average salary of $42,830, or $20.59 per hour, for the same year, and diesel mechanics made $44,880 or $21.58 per hour.

Salaries in Vermont by Occupation

OccupationTotal EmployedAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual SalaryLowest 10%Highest 10%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics1,890$18.06$37,560$23,610$53,620
Automotive Body and Related Repairers580$20.59$42,830$28,550$60,380
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers130$16.51$34,340$21,710$53,110
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists650$21.58$44,880$31,820$61,740

Auto Mechanic Salaries in Vermont by Region

RegionTotal EmployedMean Hourly WageMean Annual Salary
Burlington-South Burlington, VT660$16.99$35,330

Popular Colleges

College Programs

Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area Area

Vermont Technical College

124 Admin Drive, Randolph, Vermont 05061
(802) 728-1000
Automotive Technology – Associate Program

Vermont Technical College offers various Associate program options for mechanics. Classes are taken at their campus in Randolph in Orange County, VT. The majority of of the school’s 1,559 students are on 4-year programs. The college is institutionally 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 students living in the state is roughly about $14,026 and for students from other states around $25,858 for each academic year, while study materials may cost roughly $1,000, 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 Vermont may also wish to review their options in New Hampshire, New York and Massachusetts.

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 Vermont. 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.

BenningtonBradfordEnosburg FallsEssex JunctionNewportRutlandSt. AlbansVergennesWhite River Junction

City: Bennington

Southwest Vermont Career Development Center

321 Park St., Bennington, VT 5201
(802) 447-0220

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Tom Haskins
Tel: (802) 447-0220
Programs: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering

City: Bradford

River Bend Career & Technical Center

36 Oxbow Dr., Bradford, VT 5033
(802) 222-5212

Automotive Program

Contact: William Rowell
Tel: (802) 222-5212
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Enosburg Falls

Cold Hollow Career Center

184 Missisquoi St., Enosburg Falls, VT 5450
(802) 933-4003

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Baxter Weed
Tel: (802) 933-4003
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Essex Junction

Center For Technology, Essex

2 Educational Dr., Ste. 200, Essex Junction, VT 5452
(802) 857-7000

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Gary Swan
Tel: (802) 857-7000
Programs: General Service Technician

City: Newport

North Country Career Center

209 Veterans Ave., Newport, VT 5855
(802) 334-7921

Automotive Program

Contact: Joe Seguin
Tel: (802) 334-7921
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Rutland

Stafford Technical Center

8 Stratton Rd., Rutland, VT 5701
(802) 770-1047

Automotive Program

Contact: James Woodward
Tel: (802) 770-1047
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: St. Albans

Northwest Technical Center

71 S. Main St., St. Albans, VT 5478
(802) 527-6520

Automotive Program

Contact: Adam Vincelette
Tel: (802) 527-6520
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: Vergennes

Northlands Job Corps Center

100A MacDonough Dr., Vergennes, VT 5491
(802) 877-0160

Automotive Program

Contact: Charles Brighenti
Tel: (802) 877-0160
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

City: White River Junction

Hartford Area Career & Technology Center

1 Gifford Rd., White River Junction, VT 5001
(802) 295-8630

Automotive Program: AYES

Contact: Shawn Cassidy
Tel: (802) 295-8630
Programs: Maintenance and Light Repair

Auto Body/Collision Program

Contact: Lee Hathorn
Tel: (802) 295-8620
Programs: Damage Analysis/Estimating/Customer Serv, Painting and Refinishing