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Auto Body Technician Salary

Male Auto Body Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $16.07 per hour in the United States. Medical benefits are awarded to slightly more than half, and nearly one-fourth earn dental coverage. Most Auto Body Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,512 - $80,714
(Median)
$30K
$50K
$81K
MEDIAN: $49,726
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50%
90%

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$10.04 - $24.05
(Median)
$10
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$29,512 - $80,714  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,119  
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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$21,695 - $66,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.04 - $24.05  
   
Overtime
$12.60 - $30.53  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,119  
   
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).
)
$21,695 - $66,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 190

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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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Survey takers who work as Auto Body Technicians usually report a few specific skills. Welding and Metal Inert Gas Welding are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Auto Body Technician

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $28K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $34K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $40K in this role. Auto Body Technicians who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $50K.

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Experience Affects Auto Body Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Skills That Affect Auto Body Technician Salaries

Welding
up arrow 10%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 1%

National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 48%