Auto Body Repair Technician Salary

A sizeable majority of Auto Body Repair Technicians in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $15.57 per hour. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Auto Body Repair Technicians. Roughly one-half enjoy medical while roughly a fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one in ten. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$27,130 - $81,735

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$9.98 - $22.66

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$27,130 - $81,735  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,729  
Total Pay (?
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$21,634 - $61,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $22.66  
   
Overtime
$8.00 - $29.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,729  
   
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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$21,634 - $61,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 247
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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 report a focused set of job skills. Those familiar with Frame Repair, PAINTER and Metal Inert Gas Welding will likely experience a boost in pay, earning between 6 percent to 19 percent above the national average.

Pay by Experience Level for Auto Body Repair Technician

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


Auto Body Repair Technicians with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $28K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $35K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $41K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $43K.

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Experience Affects Auto Body Repair Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$36,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Auto Body Repair Technician Salaries

Frame Repair
up arrow 19%

PAINTER
up arrow 15%


National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

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