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.

$29,795 - $99,778
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$48K
$100K
MEDIAN: $47,500
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$10.26 - $30.91
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$29,795 - $99,778  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $45,615  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Commission
$10,800  
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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$30,323 - $100,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.26 - $30.91  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.67  
Overtime
$29.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $45,615  
   
Commission
$10,800  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$30,323 - $100,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Automotive Body Repair Manager


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Automotive Body Repair Managers tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Body Shop Manager. The two jobs pay about the same on average.

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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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Key Stats for Automotive Body Repair Manager

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
36%
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Experience Affects Automotive Body Repair Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲18%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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