Kirkwood, MO has nineteen automotive and mechanics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Hannibal Career and Technical Center, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive and mechanics program, has a total student population of 37. It is the 572nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Automotive and Mechanics students from Kirkwood 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 St. Louis-IL area alone, there are 1,880 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $42,770. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $37,390/yr and there are 6,950 employed.
Kirkwood lies in St. Louis county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the St. Louis-IL area has 1,301,320 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.63/hr average worker wage, and a $42,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.338 out of every 1000 jobs in Kirkwood are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 1.444/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
Of the 19 automotive and mechanics schools with a 100-mile radius of Kirkwood, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pike-Lincoln Technical Center comes out as the most expensive ($28,061/yr) for automotive and mechanics students, with John A Logan College as the lowest, reported at only $2,714/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kirkwood|
|Maryland Heights||MO||-||1||21.4481||9||9.1 miles|
|Saint Louis||MO||349,763||28||21.7118||925||9.8 miles|
|Saint Charles||MO||65,986||1||57.1604||124||15.5 miles|
|Saint Peters||MO||56,697||1||24.7073||15||17.5 miles|
|Jefferson City||MO||41,319||4||29.412||201||96.4 miles|