AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

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Automotive Technology

What is an Automotive Technician?

Automotive technicians service, repair, and upgrade motor vehicles of all kinds. This career is ideal for someone who has an interest in cars and already acts as their own mechanic.

How Much Money Do Automotive Technicians Make?

In South Carolina, the average automotive technician makes $42,670/year, with some earning more than $58,000. As long as people use cars, there will be a need for automotive technicians.

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Potential Salary70%
70%

The most experienced auto service techs earn around $58,330/year*

Average Salary60%
60%

Average salary for automotive technicians in South Carolina is $42,670

Starting Salary50%
50%

Typical starting salary for automotive technicians is about $34,000

Degree Requirement80%
80%

Most starting automotive tech jobs only require a certificate

Time Commitment80%
80%

An Automotive Collision Repair Certificate takes around 3 semesters to earn

Job Availability90%
90%

Over 11,700 automotive technician jobs are available in SC alone

Job Security90%
90%

This field is not expected to grow or shrink significantly through 2030*

Salary info and other data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Salary.com
* Denotes info based on nation-wide statistics

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NEW FOR 2022

NO COST TUITION

Beginning spring 2022, York Technical College will offer students college at no costs for tuition and fees. Students may choose from over 100 programs, offered in variety of flexible course and scheduling options, that lead to rewarding careers.

Training

Automotive Technology Degree

21 Classes (69 Total Credit Hours)
$34K/Year Starting Salary

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Automotive Collision Repair Certificate

12 Classes (40 Total Credit Hours)
$32K/Year Starting Salary

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