Automotive Body Repair Manager Salary

With close to two-thirds 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 $51K annually and can range from $30K on the lower end to $85K per year near the higher end. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. About two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and just under one in three claim dental coverage as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$29,434 - $82,439
(Median)
$29K
$51K
$82K
MEDIAN: $50,502
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$9.70 - $29.80
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$29,434 - $82,439  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,866  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,608  
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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$30,189 - $85,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 174
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $29.80  
   
Overtime
$11.74 - $38.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,866  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,608  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$30,189 - $85,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $42K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $53K. For Automotive Body Repair Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $58K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $57K.

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Experience Affects Automotive Body Repair Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
medical benefits
Vision: 20%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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