Employment Rates and Wages

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts job prospects should be good for those with formal training in automotive, diesel, motorcycle, and marine fields of study.1 Individual employability depends on many personal credentials and economic factors. Work experience, industry certifications, the location of the employer and its compensation programs — all affect wages. In May 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor published estimates for the hourly earnings of the middle 50% of skilled technicians ranging from $12.10 to $23.58 per hour. Some of our hardest-working graduates have earned even more, opening their own shops and advancing in careers with UTI's industry-leading partners. While UTI cannot guarantee employment or salary, it is committed to providing employment guidance resources to assist motivated, job-seeking students upon graduation and throughout their careers.


Employment Facts

  • There will be approximately 1,412,300 jobs in the automotive, diesel, collision, motorcycle and marine industries in the United States by the year 2020.2
  • U.S. Department of Labor estimates that hourly earnings for the middle 50% of skilled industry technicians can range from $12.10 to $23.58 per hour. The same source reports that top industry employees may average $25.41 to $30.17 per hour and more.3
  • 4 out of 5 UTI graduates find employment in careers within their fields of study.4

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ACCSC Graduation and Employment Rate Disclosures for each campus can be located at the Employment Services Department.


1U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, www.bls.gov, viewed Nov. 21, 2013

2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition, Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos181.htm (visited Nov. 21, 2013); Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition, Automotive Body and Glass Repairers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos180.htm (visited Nov. 21, 2013); Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition, Small Engine Mechanics, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos198.htm (visited Nov. 21, 2013); Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition, Diesel Service Technicians and Mechanics, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos182.htm (visited Nov. 21, 2013). The 2020 estimated number of technicians listed represents the sum of the estimates provided in the 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook for our 5 areas of study.

3Approximately 12,800 of the 13,600 UTI graduates in 2011 were available for employment. At the time of reporting, approximately 10,500 of those available were employed within one year of their graduation dates, for a total of 82%. UTI cannot guarantee employment and salary.

4Approximately 11,400 of the 12,200 UTI graduates in 2012 were available for employment. At the time of reporting, approximately 9,600 were employed within one year of their graduation date, for a total of 85%. UTI cannot guarantee employment or salary.

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