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Auto Body Technician Salary

Auto Body Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $16.41 per hour. The majority of Auto Body Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a little more than half, and close to a fifth earn dental coverage.
$28,956 - $79,028
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MEDIAN: $49,094
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$10.15 - $23.76
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$28,956 - $79,028  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
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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$22,759 - $65,290  
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
$10.15 - $23.76  
   
Overtime
$12.60 - $29.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
   
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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$22,759 - $65,290  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 153
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Job Description for Auto Body Technician

  • 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 Technician

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


Auto Body Technicians with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $26K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $34K. Auto Body Technicians bring in $39K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $50K on average.

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Experience Affects Auto Body Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 21%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 46%