$57,629
Avg. Salary
$17.38
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,000

Bonus

$1,251

Profit Sharing

$5,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Collision Repair Technician is $17.38 per hour.

The average pay for a Collision Repair Technician is $57,629 per year.

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$12.06
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$25.06
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MEDIAN $57,629
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$0$97K
Salary $29,572 - $97,878
Bonus $118 - $10,350
Profit Sharing $1,251
Commission $5,000
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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$26,743 - $73,352
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 241
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $12.06 - $25.06
Hourly Tips $1.56
Overtime $15.08 - $38.66
Annual Data $0$73K
Bonus $118 - $10,350
Commission $5,000
Profit Sharing $1,251
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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$26,743 - $73,352
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 528

Job Description

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.

Popular Employer Salaries

$0$34K

$32,206

Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level

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.

Job Reviews

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

Collision Repair Technician in Nashville:
"Good trade."
Pros: Flexibility
Cons: It's just a paycheck. Low morale

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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Job Satisfaction

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based on 97 votes.
Less than 1 year
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1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
33%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Late-Career
▲19%

▲6%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
▼8%

Entry-Level
▼21%

How Skills Affect Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 44%