Automobile Body Refinisher Salary

An Automobile Body Refinisher earns an average wage of $16.31 per hour.

$35,234 - $137,013
$35K
$53K
$140K
MEDIAN: $53,460
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90%

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$9.81 - $25.17
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$16
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MEDIAN: $16.31
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$35,234 - $137,013  
   
Total Pay (?
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$21,161 - $82,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$9.81 - $25.17  
   
Overtime
$18.61 - $62.58  
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$21,161 - $82,122  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 62

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Job Description for Automobile Body Refinisher

An automobile body finisher prepares cars for painting and then carries out the necessary paint work and finishing. Cars may simply need a new paint job, or they may have been in a collision. This often means that the finisher will have to manipulate the car back into shape prior to carrying out paint jobs.

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Automobile Body Refinisher Tasks

  • Understand all phases of automotive refinishing and a high skill level in the application of top coats.
  • Provide a complete set of hand tools, a few basic air tools, and a mobile tool cabinet.
  • Perform repairs accurately and rarely commit an error in work or judgment.
  • Complete all refinish repairs as listed.

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Pay by Experience Level for Automobile Body Refinisher

Pay by Experience for an Automobile Body Refinisher has a positive trend. An entry-level Automobile Body Refinisher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 30 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Automobile Body Refinisher 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 18 salaries. An experienced Automobile Body Refinisher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 31 salaries. An Automobile Body Refinisher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 24 salaries.

Automobile Body Refinisher Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Automobile Body Refinisher?

Automobile Body Refinisher in Columbus:
"Don't work on cars for a living."
Take computer science and technology if you want to have a good career in the automotive industry. But my advice. Don't work on automobiles to make a living. Instead-make it a hobby.

Key Stats for Automobile Body Refinisher

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Automobile Body Refinisher Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲17%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 26%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 48%