How Much Do Automotive Body Repairers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Automotive Body Repairers

Automotive Body Repairers repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$49430 per year
Hourly wage
$24 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$28,090 to $35,170 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$14 to $17 per hour

Entry-level Automotive Body and Related Repairers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $28,090 to $35,170 per year or $14 to $17 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Automotive Body and Related Repairers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $37 $77,210
Senior (Top 25%) $29 $59,560
Middle (Mid 50%) $22 $45,350
Junior (Bottom 25%) $17 $35,170
No experience (Bottom 10%) $14 $28,090

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
WA $28 $57,510
VA $27 $57,140
NC $27 $56,810
CO $27 $56,680
MD $26 $55,090
CA $26 $53,920
AK $26 $53,890
ND $26 $53,620
NY $25 $53,010
CT $25 $52,520

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Automotive Body and Related Repairer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like WA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at WA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Automotive Body Repairers are in the states of WA, VA, NC, CO and MD.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Spectator Sports $69010 $33.18
Couriers and Express Delivery Services $68860 $33.11
Postal Service (Federal Government) $65930 $31.70
Local Government $63290 $30.43
Federal Executive Branch $62910 $30.25
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing $60030 $28.86
Urban Transit Systems $57880 $27.83
Warehousing and Storage $52950 $25.46
Management of Companies and Enterprises $52060 $25.03
School and Employee Bus Transportation $51990 $24.99
Taxi and Limousine Service $51510 $24.76
State Government $50460 $24.26
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $50080 $24.08
Automotive Repair and Maintenance $49820 $23.95
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing $48930 $23.52
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $48930 $23.52
Automobile Dealers $47920 $23.04
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $47290 $22.73
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers $45920 $22.08
Freight Transportation Arrangement $45890 $22.06
Support Activities for Road Transportation $45250 $21.76
Truck Transportation $45000 $21.64
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing $44880 $21.58
Elementary and Secondary Schools $44210 $21.25
Specialized Design Services $42830 $20.59
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores $42280 $20.33
Waste Collection $42090 $20.24
Gasoline Stations $41670 $20.04
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing $41640 $20.02
Employment Services $41100 $19.76

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