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Autobody Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Autobody Technicians in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $16.53 per hour. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Autobody Technicians. More than half enjoy medical while nearly one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly less than a fifth. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$29,900 - $77,083
(Median)
$30K
$51K
$77K
MEDIAN: $51,076
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50%
90%

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$10.98 - $22.57
(Median)
$11
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$29,900 - $77,083  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
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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$24,285 - $59,765  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.98 - $22.57  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $36.70  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
   
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).
)
$24,285 - $59,765  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 123

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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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Professional skills reported by Autobody 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 Autobody Technician

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


For Autobody Technicians, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $29K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $34K. For Autobody Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $38K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $43K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Autobody Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Autobody Technician Salaries

Welding
up arrow 2%

National Average
$37,000

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 38%