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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,470
25th Percentile Wage
$32,530
50th Percentile Wage
$41,970
75th Percentile Wage
$55,930
90th Percentile Wage
$70,670

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 $70,670. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $41,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,470. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 177% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of automotive body and related repairers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$41,970
1.02% 8.55%
2016
$41,540
1.37% -
2015
$40,970
1.59% -
2014
$40,320
3.65% -
2013
$38,850
1.21% -
2012
$38,380
- -

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 $60,260. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $34,170).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$60,260
Federal, State, and Local Government
$57,050
Manufacturing
$50,810
Transportation and Warehousing
$45,910
Wholesale Trade
$43,210
Construction
$42,680
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$41,740
Retail Trade
$41,240
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$40,570
Educational Services
$39,920
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$38,720
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$37,980
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$34,170

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 $18,190 to $59,140. The highest paying state for automotive body and related repairers is Alaska with a median annual salary of $59,140. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,190. 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
Alaska
$59,140
Hawaii
$52,030
Rhode Island
$49,740
Massachusetts
$49,490
Maryland
$49,090
New Jersey
$48,730
Wyoming
$48,240
Washington
$47,210
North Dakota
$47,180
Michigan
$46,710
Connecticut
$46,230
Illinois
$46,050
California
$45,550
North Carolina
$45,060
Colorado
$44,660
Idaho
$44,200
Minnesota
$44,170
Virginia
$44,050
New Hampshire
$43,790
New York
$43,370
Arizona
$43,360
Nebraska
$42,750
Missouri
$42,430
Georgia
$41,850
Pennsylvania
$41,730
Kentucky
$41,140
Louisiana
$41,030
Vermont
$40,850
New Mexico
$40,810
Wisconsin
$40,610
Nevada
$39,580
South Dakota
$39,560
Delaware
$39,540
Alabama
$39,460
Indiana
$39,300
Texas
$39,150
Maine
$38,940
Ohio
$38,600
Kansas
$38,580
Montana
$38,450
Mississippi
$38,230
Iowa
$38,030
South Carolina
$37,850
Arkansas
$37,840
Oregon
$37,630
Florida
$37,590
Tennessee
$37,580
Utah
$37,010
Oklahoma
$36,990
West Virginia
$35,110
District of Columbia
$29,730
Guam
$25,040
Puerto Rico
$18,190



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