An Automobile Detailer earns an average wage of $10.04 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in buffing is associated with high pay for this job.
Automobile Detailer Total Pay (?
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$17,044 - $56,673
(Median)
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29K
40K
57K
MEDIAN: $29,433
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Automobile Detailer Total Pay (?
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$7.87 - $14.08
(Median)
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14
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$17,044 - $56,673  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,008  
Commission
$139.30 - $1,113  
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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$16,672 - $34,053  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 727
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.87 - $14.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.19 - $3.83  
Overtime
$11.11 - $19.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,008  
   
Commission
$139.30 - $1,113  
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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$16,672 - $34,053  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 727
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Job Description for Automobile Detailer
Automobile detailers specialize in providing a thorough cleaning of an automobile's interior and exterior. Polishing, waxing, and vacuuming are common techniques used by auto detailers in an attempt to make a vehicle look as close to new as possible. They must provide care for windows, wheels, paint, rims, and interior upholstery. Detailers must have a good understanding of the various waxes, polishes, detergents, and degreasers they may be required to use on the job. Clay bars are often used to get rid of any embedded particles that other products cannot touch. Interior cleaning is usually done with a vacuum, but steam cleaners and brushes can also be used.
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Pay by Experience Level for Automobile Detailer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Atlanta
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Columbus
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Pittsburgh
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Buffalo
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Seattle
0%
National Average
$23,000
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Experience Affects Automobile Detailer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%
Late-Career
up arrow 18%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$23,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Automobile Detailer Salaries

buffing
up arrow 19%
Cleaning
up arrow 2%
National Average
$23,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 109 votes.
Gender
Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 41% dental benefits Dental: 28%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 56%
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