Body Shop Manager Salary

With more than two-thirds of Body Shop Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $34K to $99K per year and averages out to $56K annually. Overall incomes of Body Shop Managers — including $24K bonuses, $12K profit sharing proceeds, and $41K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $34K and $99K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of Body Shop Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Body Shop Managers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just over two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but a little over a half have medical insurance, and slightly less than a third have dental, too. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,729 - $96,414
$35K
$56K
$96K
MEDIAN: $56,384
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50%
90%

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$12.72 - $25.85
$13
$20
$26
MEDIAN: $19.51
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$34,729 - $96,414  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,195  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,480  
Commission
$2.00 - $40,695  
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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$33,624 - $99,336  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 360
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.72 - $25.85  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13  
Overtime
$17.94 - $45.15  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,195  
   
Commission
$2.00 - $40,695  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,480  
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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$33,624 - $99,336  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 85

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Job Description for Body Shop Manager

A body shop manager is in charge of overseeing work performed within their body shop; the body shop may be its own business or part of a larger organization (such as an automotive dealer). The manager handles scheduling, oversees the body shop mechanics and their work, and generally supervises the day-to-day operations of the business. They must hire high-quality employees, as well as oversee training for new personnel to ensure that all equipment and work is performed in as safe a manner as possible. The manager also performs inspections of work done at the body shop to ensure that all quality- and time-related standards are met. This may include tasks such as careful examination of exterior surfaces of vehicles and checking all paint work done to ensure that it matches existing colors accurately, among others.

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Popular Skills for Body Shop Manager


Survey results suggest that Body Shop Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, People Management, Production Management, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Inventory Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Customer Relations also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with People Management also know Customer Service. The majority of those who know Operations Management also know Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Pay by Experience Level for Body Shop Manager

Pay by Experience for a Body Shop Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Body Shop Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 84 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Body Shop Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 113 salaries. An experienced Body Shop Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 168 salaries. A Body Shop Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 164 salaries.

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Key Stats for Body Shop Manager

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
38%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Body Shop Manager Salaries

▲17%

▲1%

National Average
$57,000

▼11%

▼29%

Skills That Affect Body Shop Manager Salaries



National Average
$57,000

Production Management
▼3%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼5%

Customer Service
▼9%

Estimating
▼20%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼26%

Customer Relations
▼26%

Inventory Management
▼37%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
no benefits
None: 45%
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