The average hourly pay for an Autobody Technician is $18.32.
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Job Description for Autobody Technician
An autobody technician fixes a vehicle after it has been damaged by an accident or other incident. They typically work in an automotive garage setting; however, this position can be performed in a home-based or commercial garage as well. Some autobody technicians work alone, while others work with a team of other autobody technicians within a commercial garage. This person should pay close attention to detail, as it is their job to get the vehicle back to an acceptable condition for its owne…Read more
Autobody 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 Skills for Autobody Technician
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Skills in Welding, Spot Welding, Aluminum Welding and Unisys Main Frame are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding.
Pay by Experience Level for Autobody Technician
An entry-level Autobody Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.46 based on 5 salaries. An early career Autobody Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.31 based on 90 salaries. A mid-career Autobody Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.44 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Autobody Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.90 based on 67 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Autobody Technician in their job title in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania earn an average of 52.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sacramento, California (36.5% more) and Denver, Colorado (28.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (18.1% less) and Oxnard, California (18.1% less).
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