Automotive Body Repair Manager Salary
With just under three-fifths of Automotive Body Repair Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Automotive Body Repair Managers is $48K annually and can range from $30K on the lower end to $101K per year near the higher end. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Automotive Body Repair Managers are happy with their jobs. While about two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and nearly two in five have dental, as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$29,795 - $99,778|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $45,615|
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|$30,323 - $100,899|
|Hourly Rate||$10.26 - $30.91|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $45,615|
|Total Pay (||$30,323 - $100,899|
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.Read More...
The automotive body repair manager often supervises a collision center or body shop. In either case, they are responsible for making the overall operation of the shop as smooth as possible. Establishing a positive rapport with the customer is vital. They will meet with customers and answer any questions they have, address their concerns, and work with insurance companies to process claims. The automotive body repair manager is also responsible for hiring and training auto body repair technicians, as well as overseeing their work to ensure it is of the best quality. The top priority of the automotive body repair manager is to make the experience as positive as possible for all parties involved.
Experience is very important to employers seeking automotive body repair managers. Some employers are willing to let experienced body repair technicians learn the role, especially if they have previous supervisory or management experience. Others prefer candidates who already have experience in this role. Educational requirements also vary for this position. Some employers require training at a vocational or technical school.
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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Automotive Body Repair Managers. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $40K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $56K. Automotive Body Repair Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $63K. Automotive Body Repair Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $66K on average.
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