Autobody Technician Salary

Autobody Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $17.60 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Some workers in this field — just over two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by two in five. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$33,994 - $85,444
$34K
$59K
$85K
MEDIAN: $58,964
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$11.75 - $25.01
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MEDIAN: $17.60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$33,994 - $85,444  
   
Bonus
$3.30 - $8,144  
Total Pay (?
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$25,636 - $71,309  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.75 - $25.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.72  
Overtime
$13.44 - $43.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$3.30 - $8,144  
   
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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$25,636 - $71,309  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 163

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Job Description for Autobody Technician

An autobody technician fixes a vehicle after it has been damaged by an accident or other incident. They typically work in an automotive garage setting; however, this position can be performed in a home-based or commercial garage as well.

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Autobody 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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Pay by Experience Level for Autobody Technician

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


For Autobody Technicians, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $34K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $36K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Autobody Technicians make a median salary of $45K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $46K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Key Stats for Autobody Technician

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
42%
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Experience Affects Autobody Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

Experienced
▲11%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
▼11%

Entry-Level
▼17%

Skills That Affect Autobody Technician Salaries

Frame Repair
▲61%


PAINTER
▲1%

Welding
▼0%

National Average
$41,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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