$53,360
Avg. Salary
$16.59
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$971

Bonus

$2,501

Profit Sharing

$12,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Auto Body Technician is $16.59 per hour.

The average pay for an Auto Body Technician is $53,360 per year.

10%
$11.16
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$16.59
50%
$24.48
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MEDIAN $16.59
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$29k
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$53k
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$90k
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90%
MEDIAN $53,359
$28,947 - $90,470
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MEDIAN: $53,359
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$11.16 - $24.48
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$0$90K
Salary $28,947 - $90,470
Bonus $154 - $5,932
Profit Sharing $2,501
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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$24,604 - $69,171
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 348
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $11.16 - $24.48
Hourly Tips $0.25
Overtime $13.97 - $34.71
Annual Data $0$69K
Bonus $154 - $5,932
Commission $12,000
Profit Sharing $2,501
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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$24,604 - $69,171
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 874

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
  • 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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Auto Body Technician


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

Common Career Paths for Auto Body Technician


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Auto Body Technicians may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Collision Repair Technician. Collision Repair Technicians on average make about as much as Auto Body Technicians do.

Auto Body Technician Job Listings

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 Saint Cloud:
"Very stressfull and not consideration."
Pros: I perform the job I like
Cons: the management

Auto Body Technician in Milwaukee:
"Pay increases seems to stagnate."
Make yourself most marketable by getting all of the certifications you can. Take advantage of tech school discounts on tools, in the working world they are quite expensive.

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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 203 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
28%

Experience Affects Auto Body Technician Salaries

▲23%

▲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
▼10%

PAINTER
▼12%

Body work
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 203 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 51%