Collision Repair Technician Salary

A Collision Repair Technician earns an average wage of $16.86 per hour. A skill in Frame Repair is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$30,100 - $96,429
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$59K
$96K
MEDIAN: $58,835
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$11.94 - $24.61
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$0$96K
Salary $30,100 - $96,429
Bonus $178.73 - $19,574
Commission $21,400
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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$26,592 - $72,663
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 148
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $11.94 - $24.61
Hourly Tips $0.63
Overtime $15.28 - $39.72
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $178.73 - $19,574
Commission $21,400
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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$26,592 - $72,663
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 307

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Job Description for Collision Repair Technician

A collision repair technician is the person who is responsible for restoring a vehicle back to its original and operational condition after a collision. This position is one which generally works within an autobody garage, which can be commercially or individually owned. While a garage is considered indoors, it can be affected by outdoor elements, such as extreme heat or cold. A collision repair technician can work with a team of other technicians or individually.

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Collision Repair Technician Tasks

  • Examine damaged vehicle and plan repair process.
  • Participate in required safety meetings.
  • Remove upholstery, accessories, electrical and hydraulic window operating equipment, and trim to gain access to vehicle and fenders.
  • Make decisions on repairing or replacing pieces while taking into consideration safety, cost and cycle time.
  • Perform quality repairs in timely manner.

Collision Repair Technician Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Collision Repair Technician

Pay by Experience for a Collision Repair Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Collision Repair Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 174 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Collision Repair Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 95 salaries. An experienced Collision Repair Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 129 salaries. A Collision Repair Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 141 salaries.

Collision Repair Technician Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Collision Repair Technician?

Collision Repair Technician in Louisville:
"Knowledge."
The more you know the better. Take your time and learn from other. I was helper for 3 years before I was confident going on my own.

Collision Repair Technician in Wilmington:
"Get all the certifications you can get."
Get certified in high school or right after and say current with it and get all you can and always be willing to learn as much as you can and keep a open mind.

Collision Repair Technician in Stuart:
"Work independently."
Pros: Working independently, the work being done is pretty straight forward and the end product is rewarding.
Cons: Long travel time from the shop, disrespectful manager.

Collision Repair Technician in Janesville:
"Technology."
Stay informed on current repair methods.

Collision Repair Technician in Belfast:
Get the technical degree for your chosen specialty and do the education/training. It will make life easier on the job and more valuable to the employer.

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Key Stats for Collision Repair Technician

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Collision Repair Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

▲8%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼19%

Skills That Affect Collision Repair Technician Salaries

Frame Repair
▲33%

Welding
▲4%


National Average
$39,000

Painting
▼3%

Automotive Engine Repair
▼6%

PAINTER
▼8%

Aluminum Welding
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 43%
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