Male Auto Body Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $16.36 per hour in the United States. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career duration, though the company and geography have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Auto Body Technicians. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, one-half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by close to one-half and dental insurance is reported by slightly less than a third. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$27,318 - $90,086
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MEDIAN: $50,867
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$10.60 - $23.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$27,318 - $90,086  
   
Bonus
$240.00 - $5,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,503  
Commission
$3,080  
Total Pay (?
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$24,063 - $64,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 184
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.60 - $23.96  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$14.56 - $33.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$240.00 - $5,000  
   
Commission
$3,080  
Profit Sharing
$2,503  
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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$24,063 - $64,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 456

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Job Description for Auto Body Technician

Auto body technicians are responsible for repairing cars and other vehicles that have been in accidents to restore their appearance and function. This includes manipulating parts of the car back into shape, welding, replacing particular parts, and painting/coloring. Some technicians not only repair cars that have been involved in accidents, but also make modifications for customers who request them due to age or wear.

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Auto Body 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.

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Service King attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $53K.

Pay by Experience Level for Auto Body Technician

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


Auto Body Technicians generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $30K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $37K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $42K in this role. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $46K on average.

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Key Stats for Auto Body Technician

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 83 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects Auto Body Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Auto Body Technician Salaries


auto body
up arrow 6%

up arrow 3%

National Average
$37,000

Frame Repair
up arrow 5%

Painting
up arrow 8%

PAINTER
up arrow 9%

Body work
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 50%
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