Body Shop Manager Salary

Body Shop Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up more than two-thirds of Body Shop Managers. Pay fluctuates from $35K to $100K per year, but expected earnings average $58K per year. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission — peaking near $24K, $15K, and $41K, respectively — total cash payment to Body Shop Managers can bottom out near $35K or top out at around $100K. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men account for the majority of Body Shop Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 87 percent to be exact. While some workers in this profession — more than two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and roughly one in three have dental insurance. The majority of Body Shop Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,714 - $97,626
$36K
$58K
$98K
MEDIAN: $57,628
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$12.71 - $25.78
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$0$99K
Salary $35,714 - $97,626
Bonus $0.45 - $24,388
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $15,205
Commission $1,013 - $41,022
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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$34,609 - $99,552
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 365
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $12.71 - $25.78
Hourly Tips $0.13
Overtime $17.20 - $43.64
Annual Data $0$99K
Bonus $0.45 - $24,388
Commission $1,013 - $41,022
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $15,205
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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$34,609 - $99,552
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 91

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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 seem to require a number of specific 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. Those proficient in Operations Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Customer Relationship Management (CRM). It is often found that people who know People Management are also skilled in Customer Service.

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
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
39%
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Experience Affects Body Shop Manager Salaries

▲15%

▼0%

National Average
$57,000

▼13%

▼30%

Skills That Affect Body Shop Manager Salaries


National Average
$57,000


Production Management
▼4%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼6%

Customer Service
▼10%

Estimating
▼22%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼27%

Customer Relations
▼27%

Inventory Management
▼38%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 43%
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