Body Shop Manager Salary

Body Shop Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up between two-thirds and three-fourths of Body Shop Managers. Pay fluctuates from $33K to $99K per year, but expected earnings average $56K annually. With some bonuses approaching $24K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $13K, overall incomes of Body Shop Managers spread between $33K and $99K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Work is enjoyable for Body Shop Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 86 percent of Body Shop Managers are male. Some workers in this field — just over two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a little more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly less than a third. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,746 - $96,407
$35K
$56K
$96K
MEDIAN: $55,945
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50%
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$12.47 - $25.59
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MEDIAN: $18.19
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$34,746 - $96,407  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,452  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,723  
Commission
$1,018 - $40,851  
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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$32,632 - $99,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 346
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.47 - $25.59  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13  
Overtime
$18.18 - $44.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,452  
   
Commission
$1,018 - $40,851  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,723  
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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$32,632 - $99,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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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


Body Shop Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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 who know People Management also know Customer Service. Those familiar with Operations Management also tend to know Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Pay by Experience Level for Body Shop Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Body Shop Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $40K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $50K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Body Shop Managers make a median salary of $57K. Body Shop Managers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $66K.

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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 62 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
38%
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Experience Affects Body Shop Manager Salaries

▲18%

▲2%

National Average
$56,000

▼10%

▼28%

Skills That Affect Body Shop Manager Salaries



National Average
$56,000

Production Management
▼2%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼3%

Customer Service
▼8%

Estimating
▼20%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼25%

Customer Relations
▼25%

Inventory Management
▼37%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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