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Automotive Body and Related Repairer Salary Information

The salary statistics of automotive body and related repairers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of automotive body and related repairers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The automotive body and related repairers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Automotive Body and Related Repairer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,880
25th Percentile Wage
$32,100
50th Percentile Wage
$41,540
75th Percentile Wage
$55,460
90th Percentile Wage
$70,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for automotive body and related repairers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) automotive body and related repairers is $70,620. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $41,540. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,880. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 183% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of automotive body and related repairers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201641,5401.37%7.61%
201540,9701.59%-
201440,3203.65%-
201338,8501.21%-
201238,380--

Table 2. Automotive Body and Related Repairer Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of automotive body and related repairers in 13 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for automotive body and related repairers occupations is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector with an annual salary $59,330. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $33,960).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$59,330
Federal, State, and Local Government
$54,900
Manufacturing
$52,730
Transportation and Warehousing
$43,440
Construction
$42,170
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$41,390
Retail Trade
$41,080
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$40,210
Wholesale Trade
$40,020
Educational Services
$39,900
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$39,890
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$39,330
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$33,960

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Automotive Body and Related Repairers by States

From the above tables we note that not only automotive body and related repairers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of automotive body and related repairers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,290 to $70,820. The highest paying state for automotive body and related repairers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $70,820. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,290. For more salary information of automotive body and related repairers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$70,820
Alaska
$55,690
Maryland
$55,250
Rhode Island
$48,530
New Jersey
$48,070
Hawaii
$47,820
Massachusetts
$47,600
Wyoming
$47,400
Illinois
$47,330
Michigan
$47,100
North Carolina
$46,930
Washington
$46,450
Colorado
$46,360
North Dakota
$45,590
Connecticut
$45,040
Minnesota
$44,560
Georgia
$44,160
New Mexico
$43,740
Arizona
$43,310
Virginia
$42,960
California
$42,830
New Hampshire
$42,070
Utah
$41,950
Idaho
$41,880
Delaware
$41,790
Missouri
$41,310
Vermont
$41,280
Indiana
$41,040
Kentucky
$40,330
Nebraska
$40,150
Texas
$40,140
Alabama
$40,120
New York
$40,000
Nevada
$39,520
Pennsylvania
$39,150
Montana
$39,000
South Dakota
$38,690
Kansas
$38,600
Ohio
$37,930
Florida
$37,880
Oregon
$37,820
Louisiana
$37,670
South Carolina
$37,570
Oklahoma
$37,560
Wisconsin
$37,560
Tennessee
$36,950
Maine
$36,570
Iowa
$36,500
Arkansas
$35,360
Mississippi
$34,700
West Virginia
$33,820
Guam
$25,040
Puerto Rico
$18,290


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