The average hourly pay for an Auto Body Repair Technician is $17.76.
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Job Description for Auto Body Repair Technician
An auto body repair technician is the person who evaluates auto body damage and performs the repairs necessary to bring the vehicle back to normal functioning status. This technician works within an automotive garage. Each automotive garage is different. Some have the amenities of a typical office, whereas others do not have heat or air conditioning. An auto body repair technician must be understanding of the environment. The hours worked are in accordance with the garage itself, and many per…Read more
Auto Body Repair Technician Tasks
- Repair damaged vehicles by removing damage and replacing parts.
- Perform maintenance tasks like replacing head lamps, testing shocks, evaluating brakes, etc.
- Review and evaluate work orders, identifying where additional information or safety changes are needed.
- Coordinate with parts and inventory clerks to limit delays and improve efficiency of repairs.
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Skills in Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding, Aluminum Welding, Welding, Manufacturing Fabrication and Unisys Main Frame are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Auto Body Repair Technician
An entry-level Auto Body Repair Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.92 based on 20 salaries. An early career Auto Body Repair Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.67 based on 211 salaries. A mid-career Auto Body Repair Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.34 based on 110 salaries. An experienced Auto Body Repair Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.25 based on 192 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
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Employees with Auto Body Repair Technician in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 40.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (28.0% more) and Tampa, Florida (7.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (9.9% less), Las Vegas, Nevada (3.6% less) and Houston, Texas (2.6% less).
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