Autobody Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Autobody Technicians in the United States, bringing in about $16.68 per hour. The larger part enjoy medical while just over a fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under a fifth. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,410 - $82,148

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$10.87 - $22.59

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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 (?
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$23,882 - $60,878  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.87 - $22.59  
   
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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$23,882 - $60,878  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 140
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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 report a narrow range of specific 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $29K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $34K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $39K in this role. Autobody Technicians with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $43K.

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Experience Affects Autobody Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Autobody Technician Salaries


Welding
0%

National Average
$37,000

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 40%
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