A Collision Repair Technician earns an average wage of $16.72 per hour. A skill in Frame Repair is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$29,748 - $96,687
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$97K
MEDIAN: $58,486
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$11.17 - $24.26
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$29,748 - $96,687  
   
Bonus
$484.79 - $6,128  
Total Pay (?
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$26,092 - $72,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 144
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.17 - $24.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63  
Overtime
$15.11 - $38.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$484.79 - $6,128  
   
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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$26,092 - $72,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 284
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Job Description for Collision Repair Technician

A collision repair technician is the person who is responsible for restoring a vehicle back to its original and operational condition after a collision. This position is one which generally works within an autobody garage, which can be commercially or individually owned. While a garage is considered indoors, it can be affected by outdoor elements, such as extreme heat or cold. A collision repair technician can work with a team of other technicians or individually.

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Collision Repair Technician Tasks

  • Make decisions on repairing or replacing pieces while taking into consideration safety, cost and cycle time.
  • Perform quality repairs in timely manner.
  • Work and communicate with others on vehicle repair status.
  • Examine damaged vehicle and plan repair process.
  • Participate in required safety meetings.

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Pay by Experience Level for Collision Repair Technician

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

Collision Repair Technician Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Collision Repair Technician in Louisville:
"Knowledge."
The more you know the better. Take your time and learn from other. I was helper for 3 years before I was confident going on my own.

Collision Repair Technician in Wilmington:
"Get all the certifications you can get."
Get certified in high school or right after and say current with it and get all you can and always be willing to learn as much as you can and keep a open mind.

Collision Repair Technician in Belfast:
Get the technical degree for your chosen specialty and do the education/training. It will make life easier on the job and more valuable to the employer.

What is it like working as a Collision Repair Technician?

Collision Repair Technician in Stuart:
"Work independently."
Pros: Working independently, the work being done is pretty straight forward and the end product is rewarding.
Cons: Long travel time from the shop, disrespectful manager.

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Experience Affects Collision Repair Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Collision Repair Technician Salaries

Frame Repair
up arrow 35%

Welding
up arrow 5%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 3%

Painting
0%

National Average
$39,000

Automotive Engine Repair
up arrow 5%

PAINTER
up arrow 6%

Aluminum Welding
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
medical benefits
Vision: 20%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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