The average hourly pay for an Auto Body Technician is $17.12.
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Job Description for Auto Body Technician
Auto body technicians are responsible for repairing cars and other vehicles that have been in accidents to restore their appearance and function. This includes manipulating parts of the car back into shape, welding, replacing particular parts, and painting/coloring. Some technicians not only repair cars that have been involved in accidents, but also make modifications for customers who request them due to age or wear. This work often takes place in a noisy mechanical garage, and these technicia…Read more
Auto Body 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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Popular Employer Salaries for Auto Body Technician
The top respondents for the job title Auto Body Technician are from the companies Caliber Collision, Service King and Custom Auto Body. Reported salaries are highest at Gerber Collision and Glass where the average pay is $18.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include ABRA Auto Body & Glass, earning around $17.28. Custom Auto Body pays the lowest at around $14.00. Caliber Collision also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $14.87.
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Popular Skills for Auto Body Technician
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Welding, Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding, Spot Welding and Aluminum Welding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Automotive Engine Repair.
Pay by Experience Level for Auto Body Technician
An entry-level Auto Body Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.52 based on 17 salaries. An early career Auto Body Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.43 based on 368 salaries. A mid-career Auto Body Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.19 based on 205 salaries. An experienced Auto Body Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.33 based on 275 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Auto Body Technician in their job title in Atlanta, Georgia earn an average of 11.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (8.0% more) and Charlotte, North Carolina (3.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Sacramento, California (12.4% less), Chicago, Illinois (9.5% less) and San Diego, California (5.7% less).
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