Papillion, NE has seven automotive and mechanics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive and mechanics program, has a total student population of 24,100. It is the 840th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Automotive and Mechanics students from Papillion 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 620 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $36,770. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $37,540/yr and there are 1,960 employed.
Papillion lies in Sarpy county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.335 out of every 1000 jobs in Papillion are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 1.372/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
Of the 7 automotive and mechanics schools with a 100-mile radius of Papillion, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Nebraska-Lincoln comes out as the most expensive ($12,519/yr) for automotive and mechanics students, with Southeast Community College Area as the lowest, reported at only $5,555/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Papillion|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||11.2 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||94.8 miles|