Catalog 2015-2016

Automotive Collision Repair


The median wage for automotive body and related repairers was $38,380 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $22,530, and the top 10 percent earned more than $65,390. The majority of repair shops and auto dealers pay repair technicians on an incentive basis. In addition to receiving a guaranteed base salary, employers pay workers a set amount for completing various tasks. Their earnings depend on both the amount of work assigned and how fast they complete it.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 edition, Automotive Body and Glass Repairers.