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Auto Body Repair Technician Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Auto Body Repair Technicians in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $15.75 per hour nationwide. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Auto Body Repair Technicians. Roughly one-half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just under one-fifth collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$25,305 - $83,478
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MEDIAN: $45,615
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$9.94 - $23.66
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$25,305 - $83,478  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,745  
Total Pay (?
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$21,284 - $61,322  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.94 - $23.66  
   
Overtime
$6.57 - $29.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,745  
   
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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$21,284 - $61,322  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 145
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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.


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. After working for 10 to 20 years, Auto Body Repair Technicians make a median salary of $42K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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Experience Affects Auto Body Repair Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 49% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 49%