Autobody Technician Salary

Autobody Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $16.76 per hour. More than half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and roughly one in four collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Autobody Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,410 - $82,148
(Median)
$30K
$52K
$82K
MEDIAN: $52,138
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$10.89 - $22.65
(Median)
$11
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$30,410 - $82,148  
   
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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$24,325 - $60,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.89 - $22.65  
   
Overtime
$14.45 - $36.59  
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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$24,325 - $60,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 138
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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Autobody Technicians who took the survey. 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. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $30K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $34K. Autobody Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $39K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $43K.

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Experience Affects Autobody Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Autobody Technician Salaries

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 11%

Welding
up arrow 1%

National Average
$38,000

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
20%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 39%
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