Updated August 18, 2021
Average Auto Body Technician Salary
$42,000 yearly
$20.28 hourly

Entry level Salary
$28,000 yearly
$28,000
10 %
$42,000
Median
$63,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$63,000
$5,250
$30
75th Percentile
$52,000
$4,333
$25
Average
$42,178
$3,515
$20
25th Percentile
$34,000
$2,833
$16
10th Percentile
$28,000
$2,333
$13

Average Auto Body Technician Salary By State

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Auto Body Technician average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$35,272
$16.96
Alaska
$53,842
$25.89
Arizona
$40,774
$19.60
Arkansas
$35,338
$16.99
California
$43,369
$20.85
Colorado
$39,427
$18.96
Connecticut
$54,606
$26.25
Delaware
$51,995
$25.00
District of Columbia
$50,632
$24.34
Florida
$38,581
$18.55
Georgia
$35,295
$16.97
Hawaii
$40,109
$19.28
Idaho
$37,224
$17.90
Illinois
$41,245
$19.83
Indiana
$35,943
$17.28
Iowa
$33,718
$16.21
Kansas
$40,533
$19.49
Kentucky
$39,240
$18.87
Louisiana
$39,016
$18.76
Maine
$40,090
$19.27
Maryland
$40,516
$19.48
Massachusetts
$55,081
$26.48
Michigan
$37,791
$18.17
Minnesota
$37,585
$18.07
Mississippi
$42,847
$20.60
Missouri
$38,935
$18.72
Montana
$39,706
$19.09
Nebraska
$39,205
$18.85
Nevada
$54,695
$26.30
New Hampshire
$54,887
$26.39
New Jersey
$37,429
$17.99
New Mexico
$38,308
$18.42
New York
$47,523
$22.85
North Carolina
$35,765
$17.19
North Dakota
$46,737
$22.47
Ohio
$40,601
$19.52
Oklahoma
$35,679
$17.15
Oregon
$36,979
$17.78
Pennsylvania
$38,907
$18.71
Rhode Island
$55,179
$26.53
South Carolina
$37,724
$18.14
South Dakota
$38,701
$18.61
Tennessee
$35,349
$16.99
Texas
$41,302
$19.86
Utah
$44,349
$21.32
Vermont
$54,141
$26.03
Virginia
$37,062
$17.82
Washington
$39,478
$18.98
West Virginia
$40,314
$19.38
Wisconsin
$37,047
$17.81
Wyoming
$35,877
$17.25

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Highest Paying Cities For Auto Body Technician

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
New York, NY
$47,527
$22.85
Midvale, UT
$44,223
$21.26
Riverside, CA
$42,980
$20.66
Houston, TX
$41,452
$19.93
Cleveland, OH
$41,427
$19.92
Glendale, AZ
$40,812
$19.62

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How much does an Auto Body Technician make?

The average auto body technician salary is $42,178 per year, or $20.28 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $28,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $63,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Nevada, and Connecticut provide the highest auto body technician salaries.

Average Auto Body Technician Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $42,200
    $20.28
    +1.8%
    2020
    $41,400
    $19.92
    +1.0%
    2019
    $41,000
    $19.71
    +1.4%
    2018
    $40,400
    $19.44
    +1.6%
    2017
    $39,800
    $19.13
    +3.6%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Paint Technician

    Avg. salary: $34,019

    The responsibilities of a Paint Technician primarily depend on their place or industry of employment. In the automotive industry, a Paint Technician specializes in painting new vehicles, conducting paint repairs, or providing custom paint services. Their tasks often include meeting with clients to identify their needs and preferences, developing strategies and concepts, and adhering to schedules and formats. Aside from having a great attention to detail, a Paint Technician must also have strength, endurance, and presence of mind as their duties require long hours of physical work.
    36,056 Paint Technician Jobs
    Technician

    Avg. salary: $36,521

    Technicians are skilled professionals who primarily work with technology in different industries. They are knowledgeable about the technical aspects of the various items they work with. They are usually working with electricity or with technological advancements. Technicians may be assigned to do the construction of equipment or materials related to their field of study. They may also be assigned to conduct diagnostics and other maintenance activities to ensure that the equipment works properly. Technicians may also be required to conduct basic repairs in case of problems. It is important that technicians have good analytical skills and decision-making skills.
    506,269 Technician Jobs
    Body Shop Technician

    Avg. salary: $38,471

    A body shop technician specializes in repairing and restoring the exteriors of vehicles. It is their responsibility to assess vehicle damage reports, conduct inspections, develop plans, provide cost estimates, remove damaged parts and attach new ones, realign frames and structures, perform installations and upgrades, and refinish surfaces. They may also assist clients by answering inquiries, providing them with vehicle care advice, and recommending upgrades. Moreover, a body shop technician typically works in a group setting, which requires an active communication line for a smooth and efficient workflow.
    44,238 Body Shop Technician Jobs
    Body Technician

    Avg. salary: $39,575

    In the automotive industry, a body technician specializes in repairing and maintaining vehicle interior and exterior. They enhance or develop new vehicles or restore and repair existing ones. Their job includes conducting inspections to assess the extent of damages, test engines, troubleshoot issues, replace or fix components, perform adjustments, and maintain records. They also work on a vehicles' exterior by changing tires, fixing dents, building frames, and installing windshields or windows. Moreover, they assist clients by answering inquiries, providing cost estimates, discussing procedures, and offering services.
    56,597 Body Technician Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Paint Technician
    $34,020
    $2,835
    $16.36
    36,056
    Technician
    $36,522
    $3,043
    $17.56
    506,269
    Body Shop Technician
    $38,472
    $3,206
    $18.50
    44,238
    Body Technician
    $39,576
    $3,298
    $19.03
    56,597
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    Auto Body Technician Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for an auto body technician can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Which Companies Pay Auto Body Technicians The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as an auto body technician, being employed by a company such as Key Services or Cox Automotive would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Polk County Sheriff's Office and Southern Auto Sales also report highly competitive salaries for auto body technicians.
    Company
    RankCompanyZippia ScoreAverage Auto Body Technician SalaryAverage Salary
    1$39,459
    2$36,311
    3$32,824
    4$32,587
    5$30,314
    6$27,314

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    Recently Added Auto Body Technician Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Group 1 Automotive
    Auto Body Repair Technician-Gene Messer Ford Lincoln Collision
    Auto Body Repair Technician-Gene Messer Ford Lincoln Collision
    Lubbock, TX
    08/31/2021
    $43,827
    08/31/2021
    Cox Automotive
    Auto Body Repair Technician II
    Auto Body Repair Technician II
    Aurora, CO
    08/30/2021
    $32,703
    08/30/2021
    Carvana
    Auto Body Technicians
    Auto Body Technicians
    Winston-Salem, NC
    08/29/2021
    $35,479
    08/29/2021
    Carvana
    Auto Body Technicians
    Auto Body Technicians
    Murfreesboro, TN
    08/29/2021
    $35,479
    08/29/2021
    Carvana
    Auto Body Technicians
    Auto Body Technicians
    Olive Branch, MS
    08/29/2021
    $35,479
    08/29/2021
    Carvana
    Auto Body Technicians
    Auto Body Technicians
    Forrest City, AR
    08/29/2021
    $35,479
    08/29/2021
    Carvana
    Auto Body Technicians
    Auto Body Technicians
    Carmel, IN
    08/29/2021
    $35,479
    08/29/2021
    Carvana
    Auto Body Paint Technician
    Auto Body Paint Technician
    Roswell, GA
    08/29/2021
    $35,479
    08/29/2021
    Carvana
    Auto Body Technicians
    Auto Body Technicians
    Mesa, AZ
    08/29/2021
    $35,479
    08/29/2021
    Carvana
    Auto Body Technicians
    Auto Body Technicians
    Lancaster, SC
    08/29/2021
    $35,479
    08/29/2021

    Average Auto Body Technician Salary by Demographic

    Auto Body Technician Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $39,971
    female-income
    Female Income
    $40,292
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$39,971
    Female$40,292
    Median Auto Body Technician Income by Race
    White auto body technicians have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american auto body technicians have the lowest average salary at $38,677.
    $45,000
    $36,000
    $27,000
    $18,000
    $9,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$41,872
    Black or African American$38,677
    Asian$39,495
    Hispanic or Latino$40,692
    Average Auto Body Technician Salary by Education Level
    Auto body technicians with a High School Diploma degree earn more than those without, at $39,971 annually. With a Associate degree, auto body technicians earn a median annual income of $38,891 compared to $38,029 for auto body technicians with an Bachelors degree.
    $40,000
    $32,000
    $24,000
    $16,000
    $8,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$39,971
    Bachelor's Degree$38,029
    Some College/ Associate Degree$38,891