Automotive Body Repairer Salary
The average wage for an Automotive Body Repairer is $15.09 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. A skill in Welding is associated with high pay for this job.
|Salary||$23,893 - $71,040|
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|$20,871 - $61,709|
|Hourly Rate||$9.91 - $23.70|
|Overtime||$16.11 - $37.25|
|Total Pay (||$20,871 - $61,709|
Job Description for Automotive Body Repairer
An automotive body repairer works to repair damage to car bodies caused by either an accident or simple fatigue. Generally, experience is required for this job, and some jobs might require technical schooling in the field in addition to experience and a high school diploma.Read More...
In some shops, the automotive repairer will also be the person who handles cost and time estimates for clients. Those in this position should be able to repair dents and fiberglass parts, straighten bent parts, replace auto exterior parts, and paint cars. Disassembling and putting the parts back into place is necessary for many jobs, so the automotive repairer should be familiar with these techniques.
Another duty is mixing paint; the automotive repairer may have to see a full spectrum of color to ensure that the paint color is accurate.This job requires the use of power tools to perform duties such as sanding and spray painting, and welding is another useful skill.
The goal of the job, simply put, is to restore the car and make it look like new. This job is physically demanding, so there may be some minor physical requirements. Work is carried out in an environment that is often noisy and may contain toxic fumes, but may also occur outside depending on the season and location. Patience and attention to detail are essential, as the job's success may often depend on customer satisfaction.
Automotive Body Repairer Tasks
- Repair damaged vehicles by removing damage and replacing parts.
- Perform maintenance tasks like replacing head lamps, testing shocks, evaluating brakes, etc.
- Review and evaluate work orders, identifying where additional information or safety changes are needed.
- Coordinate with parts and inventory clerks to limit delays and improve efficiency of repairs.
Pay by Experience Level for Automotive Body Repairer
Pay by Experience for an Automotive Body Repairer has a positive trend. An entry-level Automotive Body Repairer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 80 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Automotive Body Repairer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Automotive Body Repairer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 33 salaries. An Automotive Body Repairer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 45 salaries.
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