Auto Body Repair Technician Salary

Men account for the majority of Auto Body Repair Technicians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $15.72 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Around half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and roughly a fifth collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,761 - $80,190
(Median)
$27K
$46K
$80K
MEDIAN: $45,992
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$9.99 - $23.02
(Median)
$10
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$26,761 - $80,190  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,000  
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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$21,704 - $60,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.99 - $23.02  
   
Overtime
$6.80 - $30.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,000  
   
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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$21,704 - $60,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 236
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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

  • 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.
  • Repair damaged vehicles by removing damage and replacing parts.
  • Perform maintenance tasks like replacing head lamps, testing shocks, evaluating brakes, etc.

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Auto Body Repair Technicians who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Frame Repair, PAINTER, and Metal Inert Gas Welding are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts ranging from 7 percent to 20 percent.

Pay by Experience Level for Auto Body Repair Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Auto Body Repair Technicians, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $27K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $35K. Auto Body Repair Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $41K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $43K.

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Experience Affects Auto Body Repair Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Auto Body Repair Technician Salaries

Frame Repair
up arrow 20%

PAINTER
up arrow 15%


National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 21%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 50%
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