Body Shop Manager Salary

More than two-thirds of Body Shop Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $35K to $100K per year, but median earnings come to around $58K per year. Total cash incomes of Body Shop Managers run from $35K to $100K, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $24K, profit sharing that reaches $15K, and some commissions of nearly $41K. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men account for the majority of Body Shop Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 87 percent to be exact. The majority of Body Shop Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. More than two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, over one-half report medical coverage and roughly a third claim dental coverage as well. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$36,326 - $97,913
$36K
$58K
$98K
MEDIAN: $57,703
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$13.04 - $25.82
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MEDIAN: $19.74
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$0$99K
Salary $36,326 - $97,913
Bonus $0.00 - $25,753
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $15,205
Commission $2.36 - $60,820
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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$34,508 - $99,431
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 362
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $13.04 - $25.82
Overtime $15.71 - $45.00
Annual Data $0$99K
Bonus $0.00 - $25,753
Commission $2.36 - $60,820
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $15,205
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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$34,508 - $99,431
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 95

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Job Description for Body Shop Manager

A body shop manager is in charge of overseeing work performed within their body shop; the body shop may be its own business or part of a larger organization (such as an automotive dealer). The manager handles scheduling, oversees the body shop mechanics and their work, and generally supervises the day-to-day operations of the business. They must hire high-quality employees, as well as oversee training for new personnel to ensure that all equipment and work is performed in as safe a manner as possible. The manager also performs inspections of work done at the body shop to ensure that all quality- and time-related standards are met. This may include tasks such as careful examination of exterior surfaces of vehicles and checking all paint work done to ensure that it matches existing colors accurately, among others.

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Popular Skills for Body Shop Manager


Body Shop Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, People Management, Production Management, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Inventory Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Customer Relations also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Operations Management also know Customer Relationship Management (CRM). It is often found that people who know People Management are also skilled in Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Body Shop Manager

Pay by Experience for a Body Shop Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Body Shop Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 84 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Body Shop Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 113 salaries. An experienced Body Shop Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 168 salaries. A Body Shop Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 164 salaries.

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Key Stats for Body Shop Manager

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 86 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
40%
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Experience Affects Body Shop Manager Salaries

▲15%

▼0%

National Average
$57,000

▼13%

▼30%

Skills That Affect Body Shop Manager Salaries


National Average
$57,000


Production Management
▼4%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼6%

Customer Service
▼10%

Estimating
▼22%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼27%

Customer Relations
▼27%

Inventory Management
▼38%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
no benefits
None: 46%
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