Autobody Technician Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Autobody Technicians earn an average of $17.59 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — more than two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by just over a half and dental plans are enjoyed by nearly two in five. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Autobody Technicians. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$32,618 - $85,674
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MEDIAN: $60,038
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$11.88 - $25.19
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$32,618 - $85,674  
   
Bonus
$402.68 - $8,344  
Total Pay (?
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$26,028 - $72,313  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $25.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.72  
Overtime
$13.40 - $44.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$402.68 - $8,344  
   
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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$26,028 - $72,313  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 153

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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

  • Repair damaged vehicles by removing damage and replacing parts.
  • Perform maintenance tasks like replacing head lamps, testing shocks, evaluating brakes, etc.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Autobody Technician

Pay by Experience for an Autobody Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Autobody Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 67 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Autobody Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Autobody Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 64 salaries. An Autobody Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 89 salaries.

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Key Stats for Autobody Technician

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
41%
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Experience Affects Autobody Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼17%

Skills That Affect Autobody Technician Salaries

Frame Repair
▲61%


PAINTER
▲1%

National Average
$41,000

Welding
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 45%