Auto Body Technician Salary

Male Auto Body Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $16.50 per hour in the United States. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career duration, but the specific employer and location are influential factors as well. Most Auto Body Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Although approximately half have medical coverage and nearly one in three have dental coverage, half claim no health benefits at all. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$27,700 - $87,879
$28K
$51K
$88K
MEDIAN: $51,056
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50%
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$11.28 - $23.73
$11
$17
$24
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$0$87K
Salary $27,700 - $87,879
Bonus $204.26 - $4,894
Profit Sharing $2,503
Commission $12,080
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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$24,599 - $65,703
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 211
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $11.28 - $23.73
Hourly Tips $0.25
Overtime $12.37 - $33.67
Annual Data $0$65K
Bonus $204.26 - $4,894
Commission $12,080
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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$24,599 - $65,703
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 486

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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Auto Body Technician


Auto Body Technicians flock to Service King for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $53K lead the pack in compensation.

Pay by Experience Level for Auto Body Technician

Pay by Experience for an Auto Body Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Auto Body Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 239 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Auto Body Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 149 salaries. An experienced Auto Body Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 194 salaries. An Auto Body Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 184 salaries.

Auto Body Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Auto Body Technician?

Auto Body Technician in Buffalo:
"Testing."
Pros: I love to work on cars and bring back their beauty.
Cons: I can not work with other people.

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Key Stats for Auto Body Technician

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Auto Body Technician Salaries

▲23%

▲11%

▲1%

National Average
$38,000

▼22%

Skills That Affect Auto Body Technician Salaries


auto body
▲4%

▲2%

National Average
$38,000

Frame Repair
▼3%

Painting
▼10%

PAINTER
▼12%

Body work
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 49%
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