Siloam Springs, AR has twenty-two automotive and mechanics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Indian Capital Technology Center-Muskogee, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive and mechanics program, has a total student population of 706. It is the 806th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Automotive and Mechanics students from Siloam Springs schools who go on to become automotive mechanics, automotive engineers, automotive technicians, mechanics, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 606,990 people working as automotive service technicians and mechanics alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $37,880. Also, Automotive body and related repairers make on average $41,020 per year and there are about 133,290 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers-MO area alone, there are 170 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $37,160. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $31,520/yr and there are 780 employed.
Siloam Springs lies in Benton county, which is one of the 57 counties in Arkansas. Overall, the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers-MO area has 196,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $36,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 4 out of every 1000 jobs in Siloam Springs are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 1/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
Of the 22 automotive and mechanics schools with a 100-mile radius of Siloam Springs, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Franklin Technology-MSSU comes out as the most expensive ($15,752/yr) for automotive and mechanics students, with Kiamichi Technology Center-Stigler as the lowest, reported at only $3,576/yr.
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