Auto Body Repair Technician Salary

Auto Body Repair Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $16.61 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Auto Body Repair Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by slightly more than half and dental insurance is reported by slightly less than a third. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$26,599 - $86,904
$27K
$53K
$87K
MEDIAN: $52,675
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$11.79 - $25.16
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.61
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$26,599 - $86,904  
   
Bonus
$496.65 - $10,094  
Profit Sharing
$4,100  
Commission
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,959 - $70,238  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 149
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $25.16  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.64  
Overtime
$15.58 - $37.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$496.65 - $10,094  
   
Commission
$3,000  
Profit Sharing
$4,100  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,959 - $70,238  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 406

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Job Description for Auto Body Repair Technician

An auto body repair technician is the person who evaluates auto body damage and performs the repairs necessary to bring the vehicle back to normal functioning status. This technician works within an automotive garage. Each automotive garage is different. Some have the amenities of a typical office, whereas others do not have heat or air conditioning. An auto body repair technician must be understanding of the environment. The hours worked are in accordance with the garage itself, and many persons in this profession will work 5 or 6 day work weeks, typically daytime shifts. An auto body repair technician is not always required to have attained formal education in their field. However, more companies are requiring training from a trade school or technical school (with courses in electronics, math, etc.) and training in hands-on work. Continuing education is often required, as this is a growing and evolving field.

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Auto Body Repair Technician Tasks

  • Repair damaged vehicles by removing damage and replacing parts.
  • Perform maintenance tasks like replacing head lamps, testing shocks, evaluating brakes, etc.
  • Review and evaluate work orders, identifying where additional information or safety changes are needed.
  • Coordinate with parts and inventory clerks to limit delays and improve efficiency of repairs.

Common Career Paths for Auto Body Repair Technician


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Auto Body Repair Technicians' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Collision Repair Technician. On average, Collision Repair Technicians get paid about the same as Auto Body Repair Technicians do. A more common career path for Auto Body Repair Technicians is stepping into the role of Auto Body Technician or Autobody Technician.

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Popular Skills for Auto Body Repair Technician


Auto Body Repair Technicians report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Frame Repair, PAINTER, and Aluminum Welding are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent, 14 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Welding, Automotive Engine Repair, and paint. Employees educated in Aluminum Welding are typically practiced in Metal Inert Gas Welding, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Auto Body Repair Technician

Pay by Experience for an Auto Body Repair Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Auto Body Repair Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 183 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Auto Body Repair Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 106 salaries. An experienced Auto Body Repair Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 170 salaries. An Auto Body Repair Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 197 salaries.

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Key Stats for Auto Body Repair Technician

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
37%
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Experience Affects Auto Body Repair Technician Salaries

▲24%

▲7%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
▼7%

▼21%

Skills That Affect Auto Body Repair Technician Salaries

Frame Repair
▲33%

PAINTER
▲14%



Body repair
▲3%

National Average
$38,000

paint
▼8%

Welding
▼10%

Automotive Engine Repair
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
no benefits
None: 47%
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