Collision Repair Technician Salary
A Collision Repair Technician earns an average wage of $16.86 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.
|Salary||$29,875 - $96,441|
|Bonus||$173.83 - $5,135|
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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).)
|$26,239 - $71,791|
|Hourly Rate||$11.65 - $24.54|
|Overtime||$15.18 - $39.58|
|Bonus||$173.83 - $5,135|
|Total Pay (||$26,239 - $71,791|
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.Read More...
Some organizations will only employ collision repair technicians who have completed formal education training or certifications. This includes courses that build a foundation in hands-on work, physics, and electronics. Other organizations place a higher value on experience. As vehicles are always changing, more organizations are requiring training or certification.
A collision repair technician will work to fix a vehicle after damage has occurred due to an accident or other type of collision. This person will be responsible for evaluating the damage and will use various tools and knowledge to restore the vehicle. Duties can involve estimating the cost of the job, filling holes, repairing scratches, repairing dents, welding, removing parts, ordering new parts, installing new parts, performing various repairs, and ensuring proper alignment. A collision repair technician should generally be physically fit and able to work in tight spaces in order to repair vehicles. This requires a person with great attention to detail, expert problem-solving skills, and great dexterity. Expert communication skills are also a must, as this person will generally be communicating with customers regarding their vehicles.
Collision Repair Technician Tasks
- Examine damaged vehicle and plan repair process.
- Participate in required safety meetings.
- Remove upholstery, accessories, electrical and hydraulic window operating equipment, and trim to gain access to vehicle and fenders.
- Make decisions on repairing or replacing pieces while taking into consideration safety, cost and cycle time.
- Perform quality repairs in timely manner.
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Pay by Experience Level for Collision Repair Technician
Pay by Experience for a Collision Repair Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Collision Repair Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 174 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Collision Repair Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 95 salaries. An experienced Collision Repair Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 129 salaries. A Collision Repair Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 141 salaries.
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