An Automobile Body Refinisher earns an average wage of $15.60 per hour.

$36,524 - $128,222
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$37K
$55K
$130K
MEDIAN: $55,000
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$9.87 - $25.53
(Median)
$9
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$36,524 - $128,222  
   
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$21,286 - $72,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$9.87 - $25.53  
   
Overtime
$18.06 - $62.58  
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$21,286 - $72,184  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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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

  • Perform repairs accurately and rarely commit an error in work or judgment.
  • Complete all refinish repairs as listed.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Automobile Body Refinisher

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Automobile Body Refinisher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

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
25%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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