Auto Body Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Auto Body Technicians in the United States, bringing in about $16.54 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and geographic location. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — close to one-half lack coverage. On the flip side, approximately one-half have medical insurance and roughly one in three receive dental plans. Most Auto Body Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$28,294 - $86,977
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$51K
$87K
MEDIAN: $51,208
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$11.09 - $24.22
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$0$86K
Salary $28,294 - $86,977
Bonus $220.00 - $6,350
Profit Sharing $2,543
Commission $12,000
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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$24,593 - $67,273
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 227
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $11.09 - $24.22
Hourly Tips $0.25
Overtime $14.54 - $34.90
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $220.00 - $6,350
Commission $12,000
Profit Sharing $2,543
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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$24,593 - $67,273
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 513

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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.

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Auto Body Technician Tasks

  • 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.
  • Repair damaged vehicles by removing damage and replacing parts.
  • Perform maintenance tasks like replacing head lamps, testing shocks, evaluating brakes, etc.

Auto Body Technician Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Auto Body Technician


Service King leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $53K.

Pay by Experience Level for Auto Body Technician

Pay by Experience for an Auto Body Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Auto Body Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 239 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Auto Body Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 149 salaries. An experienced Auto Body Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 194 salaries. An Auto Body Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 184 salaries.

Auto Body Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Auto Body Technician?

Auto Body Technician in Buffalo:
"Testing."
Pros: I love to work on cars and bring back their beauty.
Cons: I can not work with other people.

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Key Stats for Auto Body Technician

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects Auto Body Technician Salaries

▲22%

▲11%

▲1%

National Average
$38,000

▼22%

Skills That Affect Auto Body Technician Salaries


auto body
▲4%

▲1%

National Average
$38,000

Frame Repair
▼3%

Painting
▼11%

PAINTER
▼12%

Body work
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 49%
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