$59,309
Avg. Salary
$17.75
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$983

Commission

$3,900

The average pay for a Collision Repair Technician with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding skills is $17.75 per hour.

The average pay for a Collision Repair Technician with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding skills is $59,309 per year.

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$0$98K
Salary $31,712 - $98,917
Bonus $45.30 - $13,111
Commission $3,900
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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$29,750 - $74,455
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 128
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $13.71 - $25.60
Hourly Tips $5.65
Overtime $15.67 - $39.55
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $45.30 - $13,111
Commission $3,900
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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$29,750 - $74,455
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 280

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 68 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 50 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 77 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 $44,000 based on 75 salaries.

Collision Repair Technician Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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.

Key Stats for Collision Repair Technician

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
37%

Experience Affects Collision Repair Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲9%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 44%