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Auto Body Technician Salary

Auto Body Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $16.06 per hour. Most Auto Body Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a little more than half, and about one in four earn dental coverage.

$29,600 - $81,581
(Median)
$30K
$50K
$82K
MEDIAN: $50,017
10%
50%
90%

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$10.06 - $24.17
(Median)
$10
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$29,600 - $81,581  
   
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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$22,126 - $67,357  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $24.17  
   
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).
)
$22,126 - $67,357  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 194

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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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Professional skills reported by Auto Body Technicians are few in number. 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.


For many Auto Body Technicians, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $34K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $28K. Auto Body Technicians see a median salary of $40K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 23%

Skills That Affect Auto Body Technician Salaries

Welding
up arrow 8%

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
17%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 48%
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