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Autobody Technician Salary

Male Autobody Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $16.32 per hour in the United States. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The greater part enjoy medical while between a fifth and a fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one in six. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$28,500 - $80,000
(Median)
$28K
$52K
$80K
MEDIAN: $51,522
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90%

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$11.26 - $22.55
(Median)
$11
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$28,500 - $80,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,945  
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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$24,774 - $60,816  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.26 - $22.55  
   
Overtime
$17.50 - $37.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,945  
   
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).
)
$24,774 - $60,816  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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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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Survey results show that Autobody Technicians typically report just a few professional skills. 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.


Autobody Technicians who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $28K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $34K. Autobody Technicians bring in $37K after working for 10 to 20 years. Autobody Technicians who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $43K.

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Experience Affects Autobody Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$36,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Skills That Affect Autobody Technician Salaries

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 11%

Welding
up arrow 3%

National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
47%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 22%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 38%