Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for an Auto Body Technician is $15.10
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Auto Body Technicians?
An early career Auto Body Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.74 based on 15 salaries. A mid-career Auto Body Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.00 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Auto Body …Read more
What Do Auto Body Technicians Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.