Automotive Body Repair Manager Salary

Automotive Body Repair Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with close to two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $51K annually on average but can range from $30K to $82K per year. The majority of Automotive Body Repair Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to the larger part, and one-fourth earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,549 - $79,596
(Median)
$30K
$51K
$80K
MEDIAN: $51,271
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$8.84 - $28.23
(Median)
$8
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$29,549 - $79,596  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,758  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,482  
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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$29,851 - $81,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 178
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$8.84 - $28.23  
   
Overtime
$11.63 - $38.64  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,758  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,482  
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).
)
$29,851 - $81,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Job Description for Automotive Body Repair Manager

The body shop is one place that car owners would usually prefer never to have to deal with, but customers still want to be sure that the body work they need is done well and professionally. The shop itself has a reputation to protect, and it will therefore want to ensure that customers have a positive experience despite what are often negative circumstances. The automotive body repair manager is the person responsible for supervising auto body repair workers and making sure that they put forth their best and most effective efforts.

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Automotive Body Repair Manager Tasks

  • Ensure maximum profitability and customer satisfaction.
  • Complete quality checks and documentation of all completed work before delivery to client.
  • Manage automotive technicians, shop attendants, and their training.
  • May manage parts inventory.

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Pay by Experience Level for Automotive Body Repair Manager

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Automotive Body Repair Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $43K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $51K. Automotive Body Repair Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $57K. Automotive Body Repair Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Automotive Body Repair Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 39%
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