Autobody Technician Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Autobody Technicians in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $16.83 per hour nationwide. Medical benefits are awarded to more than half, and approximately one-fourth earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Autobody Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$32,215 - $82,431
(Median)
$32K
$54K
$82K
MEDIAN: $53,806
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$11.18 - $23.33
(Median)
$11
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$32,215 - $82,431  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,000  
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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$24,526 - $64,038  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.18 - $23.33  
   
Overtime
$14.79 - $37.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,000  
   
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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$24,526 - $64,038  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 185
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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Frame Repair and PAINTER are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 54 percent and 12 percent, respectively. Employees educated in Frame Repair are typically practiced in Metal Inert Gas Welding, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Autobody Technician

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Autobody Technicians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $30K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $35K. Autobody Technicians bring in $40K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $43K.

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Experience Affects Autobody Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Autobody Technician Salaries

Frame Repair
up arrow 54%

PAINTER
up arrow 12%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 2%

Welding
0%

National Average
$38,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
medical benefits
Vision: 20%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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