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Autobody Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Autobody Technicians in the United States, bringing in about $16.61 per hour. For the most part, Autobody Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to the larger part, and one-fourth earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,304 - $82,375
(Median)
$30K
$52K
$82K
MEDIAN: $51,511
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90%

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$10.94 - $22.27
(Median)
$11
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$30,304 - $82,375  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,878  
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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$24,338 - $61,201  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.94 - $22.27  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $33.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,878  
   
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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$24,338 - $61,201  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131

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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

  • 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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Autobody Technicians typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Metal Inert Gas Welding and Welding are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

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. The average inexperienced worker earns $29K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $33K. Autobody Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $39K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $43K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Autobody Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Autobody Technician Salaries

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 7%

Welding
up arrow 1%

National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 38%
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