Autobody Technician Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Autobody Technicians earn an average of $16.76 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Autobody Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to the larger part, and around one in four earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,410 - $82,148
(Median)
$30K
$52K
$82K
MEDIAN: $52,138
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$11.07 - $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 (?
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$24,537 - $60,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $22.65  
   
Overtime
$15.05 - $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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$24,537 - $60,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Job skills reported by Autobody Technicians are limited. 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 many Autobody Technicians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $30K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $34K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $39K. 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 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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