Philadelphia, PA (population: 1,445,993) has three automotive and mechanics schools within its city limits. Lincoln Technical Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with an automotive and mechanics program, has a total student population of 658. It is the 4545th highest ranked school in the USA and the 314th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Automotive and Mechanics students from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia Metropolitan area alone, there are 1,730 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $43,430. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $40,180/yr and there are 9,060 employed.
Philadelphia lies in Philadelphia county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Philadelphia Metropolitan area has 1,832,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $23.24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.944 out of every 1000 jobs in Philadelphia are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0.946/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
Of the 3 automotive and mechanics schools in Philadelphia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Philadelphia comes out as the most expensive ($35,910/yr) for automotive and mechanics students, with Community College of Philadelphia as the lowest, reported at only $6,012/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Philadelphia|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||9.3 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||10.3 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||13.3 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||13.7 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||16.0 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||33.4 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||33.6 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||38.5 miles|
|Mays Landing||NJ||-||1||11.4678||27||44.1 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||44.6 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||47.4 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||48.9 miles|
|Toms River||NJ||131,619||3||29.102||89||51.1 miles|