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Auto Body Repair Technician Salary

Male Auto Body Repair Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $15.73 per hour in the United States. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Close to one-half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and around one in five collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,931 - $81,364
(Median)
$26K
$46K
$81K
MEDIAN: $45,556
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90%

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$9.98 - $23.41
(Median)
$10
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$25,931 - $81,364  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,170  
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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$21,465 - $60,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $23.41  
   
Overtime
$6.44 - $29.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,170  
   
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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$21,465 - $60,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 213

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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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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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $27K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $36K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $41K. Auto Body Repair Technicians with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $42K.

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Experience Affects Auto Body Repair Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 20%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 50%
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