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Auto Body Repair Technicians Salaries, Locations, and Schools



 

Employment Overview

How many auto body repair technicians are there? About 183,000 in all. Workers can most likely expect a high rate of unemployment. Note that 4% of employees were without work in 2006.

Flexibility

Self-employment is the choice of 14% of auto body repair technicians. It is estimated that 6% of workers work less than full time.

Education

Expect to get long-term on-the-job training for this occupation. The share of auto body repair technicians with a bachelor's degree or higher is 3%. About 23% of workers got additional education after high school, but did not have to get a college degree. There was no need to go beyond high school for 74% of employees.

Local Outlook

Kingsport (Tennessee), Lebanon (Pennsylvania), and Bloomington (Illinois) boast the most auto body repair technicians for their size population. Topeka (Kansas), Shreveport (Louisiana), and Durham (North Carolina) have the fewest. The highest salaries for workers are in and around Anchorage (Alaska), Lawrence (Massachusetts), and Oakland (California). The lowest-paying areas are Kingsport (Tennessee), Boise (Idaho), and Winchester (Virginia).

Detailed local employment conditions for Auto Body Repair Technicians in metro areas across the US are shown in the table below.


Local Jobs Info for Auto Body Repair Technicians

Employment info for Auto Body Repair Technicians, by metropolitan area (for 2006). A Market Strength rating of 1.0 means the city (and surroundings) has an average number of workers in the occupation for to its population. A higher number indicates relatively more workers for the occupation in that location.

StateCity and SurroundingsMarket StrengthWorkersMedian Wage
AlabamaAuburn1.1550$37,000
AlabamaBirmingham0.89520$42,000
AlabamaDecatur1.580$42,000
AlabamaDothan1.280$39,000
AlabamaFlorence1.3670$30,000
AlabamaGadsden1.6250$35,000
AlabamaHuntsville0.92200$33,000
AlabamaMobile1.34260$43,000
AlabamaMontgomery0.88160$43,000
AlabamaTuscaloosa0.9580$42,000
AlaskaAnchorage0.88150$57,000
ArizonaFlagstaff0.7640$36,000
ArizonaPhoenix0.881,910$41,000
ArizonaPrescott1.2480$43,000
ArizonaTucson1.21510$38,000
ArizonaYuma0.9860$33,000
ArkansasFayetteville1.76380$36,000
ArkansasFort Smith0.81100$33,000
ArkansasHot Springs2.380$29,000
ArkansasLittle Rock0.84310$36,000
CaliforniaBakersfield0.62180$36,000
CaliforniaChico1.0880$45,000
CaliforniaFresno0.87320$35,000
CaliforniaLos Angeles0.743,520$37,000
CaliforniaMerced1.0160$40,000
CaliforniaModesto1.12200$40,000
CaliforniaNapa0.7950$42,000
CaliforniaOakland0.84980$52,000
CaliforniaOxnard0.76260$47,000
CaliforniaRedding1.1780$43,000
CaliforniaRiverside1.11,640$32,000
CaliforniaSacramento0.95970$49,000
CaliforniaSan Diego0.791,200$44,000
CaliforniaSan Francisco0.74820$49,000
CaliforniaSan Jose0.79820$42,000
CaliforniaSan Luis Obispo0.92100$48,000
CaliforniaSanta Ana0.631,120$47,000
CaliforniaSanta Barbara0.66120$46,000
CaliforniaSanta Cruz1.11100$45,000
CaliforniaSanta Rosa0.67140$49,000
CaliforniaStockton0.99230$40,000
CaliforniaVallejo1.07140$50,000
CaliforniaVisalia0.4870$37,000
CaliforniaYuba City140$33,000
ColoradoBoulder0.65110$66,000
ColoradoColorado Springs0.67190$42,000
ColoradoDenver0.971,370$49,000
ColoradoFort Collins0.91120$50,000
ColoradoGrand Junction0.6940$46,000
ColoradoGreeley1.0380$49,000
ColoradoPueblo0.9650$29,000
ConnecticutBridgeport1.18580$42,000
ConnecticutDanbury1.54110$49,000
ConnecticutHartford0.99640$40,000
ConnecticutNew Haven1.46450$38,000
ConnecticutNorwich1.38180$36,000
ConnecticutWaterbury1.95140$39,000
DelawareDover1.5990$37,000
DelawareWilmington1.04380$41,000
District of ColumbiaWashington0.721,900$51,000
FloridaCape Coral1.52360$31,000
FloridaDeltona0.98170$31,000
FloridaFort Lauderdale0.82700$38,000
FloridaFort Walton Beach0.9780$41,000
FloridaGainesville0.7790$34,000
FloridaJacksonville0.97670$37,000
FloridaLakeland0.73160$45,000
FloridaMiami1.191,360$33,000
FloridaNaples0.94130$47,000
FloridaOcala1.08110$36,000
FloridaOrlando1.11,330$34,000
FloridaPalm Bay0.97210$37,000
FloridaPanama City0.8460$34,000
FloridaPensacola1.42240$40,000
FloridaPort St Lucie1.2170$31,000
FloridaPunta Gorda1.0240$42,000
FloridaSarasota1.05330$39,000
FloridaTallahassee1.18210$33,000
FloridaTampa1.091,560$42,000
FloridaWest Palm Beach0.92590$36,000
GeorgiaAlbany1.1770$44,000
GeorgiaAthens0.9170$41,000
GeorgiaAtlanta0.872,390$43,000
GeorgiaAugusta1.26280$38,000
GeorgiaBrunswick2.58100$36,000
GeorgiaColumbus1.36160$43,000
GeorgiaDalton0.8770$40,000
GeorgiaGainesville0.4530$40,000
GeorgiaRome1.4150$37,000
GeorgiaSavannah1.28210$41,000
GeorgiaValdosta1.6380$29,000
HawaiiHonolulu0.82390$34,000
IdahoBoise1.01300$27,000
IdahoIdaho Falls1.7180$31,000
IdahoPocatello1.750$43,000
IllinoisBloomington3.59240$41,000
IllinoisChampaign1.66150$35,000
IllinoisChicago0.984,330$41,000
IllinoisDanville2.1650$36,000
IllinoisDecatur1.3260$37,000
IllinoisKankakee1.6160$35,000
IllinoisPeoria1.06190$40,000
IllinoisRockford0.74120$40,000
IllinoisSpringfield1.86200$39,000
IndianaAnderson2.1780$32,000
IndianaBloomington1.1380$45,000
IndianaColumbus1.560$40,000
IndianaElkhart1.15160$31,000
IndianaEvansville1.58300$34,000
IndianaFort Wayne1.23290$39,000
IndianaGary1.42440$50,000
IndianaIndianapolis0.73730$43,000
IndianaKokomo0.9140$42,000
IndianaLafayette1.1890$41,000
IndianaMichigan City0.7130$54,000
IndianaMuncie0.6430$35,000
IndianaSouth Bend0.87130$47,000
IndianaTerre Haute1.1680$36,000
IowaAmes1.6360$36,000
IowaCedar Rapids1.25180$35,000
IowaDavenport1.18230$34,000
IowaDes Moines1.43510$36,000
IowaDubuque1.89100$31,000
IowaIowa City1.1480$36,000
IowaSioux City1.1180$35,000
IowaWaterloo1.9160$34,000
KansasTopeka0.4450$33,000
KansasWichita1.31440$35,000
KentuckyLexington1.34360$31,000
KentuckyLouisville0.99680$40,000
KentuckyOwensboro1.4970$36,000
LouisianaAlexandria1.0360$41,000
LouisianaBaton Rouge0.85340$38,000
LouisianaHouma0.9390$31,000
LouisianaLafayette0.82120$39,000
LouisianaLake Charles0.7770$39,000
LouisianaNew Orleans1.12630$40,000
LouisianaShreveport0.4480$46,000
MaineBangor0.9260$28,000
MaineLewiston0.8340$34,000
MainePortland1.02220$38,000
MarylandBaltimore1.281,880$41,000
MarylandBethesda0.98620$45,000
MarylandCumberland1.1940$24,000
MarylandHagerstown1.14120$35,000
MarylandSalisbury1.5680$28,000
MassachusettsBarnstable Town1.43150$42,000
MassachusettsBoston0.951,850$45,000
MassachusettsBrockton2.86260$39,000
MassachusettsFramingham2.4410$46,000
MassachusettsHaverhill1.74140$39,000
MassachusettsLawrence1.0160$58,000
MassachusettsLeominster1.2160$41,000
MassachusettsLowell0.7290$45,000
MassachusettsPittsfield0.8730$40,000
MassachusettsSpringfield1.91640$40,000
MassachusettsWorcester0.86240$42,000
MichiganAnn Arbor1.29240$49,000
MichiganBattle Creek2.02100$38,000
MichiganBay City2.1970$31,000
MichiganDetroit1.511,270$40,000
MichiganFlint1.75270$43,000
MichiganGrand Rapids1.63700$37,000
MichiganHolland1.52170$39,000
MichiganJackson0.9150$40,000
MichiganLansing0.82180$47,000
MichiganMonroe3.15120$38,000
MichiganNiles1.3180$40,000
MichiganSaginaw1.0790$35,000
MichiganWarren1.582,110$51,000
MinnesotaDuluth1.4190$31,000
MinnesotaMinneapolis0.781,610$47,000
MinnesotaRochester1.4120$39,000
MinnesotaSt Cloud1.06110$35,000
MississippiGulfport0.91100$46,000
MississippiJackson1.29360$33,000
MississippiPascagoula1.6670$30,000
MissouriColumbia1.55130$41,000
MissouriJefferson City1.2790$30,000
MissouriKansas City1.121,300$45,000
MissouriSpringfield1.23260$43,000
MissouriSt Joseph0.8440$38,000
MissouriSt Louis1.442,220$47,000
MontanaBillings1.8150$29,000
MontanaGreat Falls2.4580$29,000
MontanaMissoula2.44130$34,000
NebraskaLincoln0.65110$34,000
NebraskaOmaha0.96490$37,000
NevadaLas Vegas0.82880$44,000
NevadaReno1.38330$35,000
New HampshireNashua1.02150$37,000
New HampshirePortsmouth1.2170$42,000
New HampshireRochester2.94160$34,000
New JerseyAtlantic City0.690$43,000
New JerseyCamden1.51910$41,000
New JerseyEdison0.911,060$39,000
New JerseyNewark1.121,280$39,000
New JerseyTrenton0.59140$44,000
New JerseyVineland0.6940$40,000
New MexicoAlbuquerque0.81350$35,000
New MexicoFarmington1.7790$40,000
New MexicoLas Cruces0.8450$28,000
New YorkAlbany1.23600$34,000
New YorkBinghamton1.21140$27,000
New YorkBuffalo1.16700$36,000
New YorkElmira1.3950$32,000
New YorkIthaca0.7930$43,000
New YorkKingston1.3380$33,000
New YorkNassau1.311,850$34,000
New YorkNew York0.643,680$38,000
New YorkPoughkeepsie1.77470$38,000
New YorkRochester1.4790$37,000
New YorkSyracuse1.28430$31,000
New YorkUtica0.82110$30,000
North CarolinaAsheville0.99190$37,000
North CarolinaCharlotte1.231,220$47,000
North CarolinaDurham0.3190$35,000
North CarolinaFayetteville0.87110$36,000
North CarolinaGoldsboro1.2950$48,000
North CarolinaGreensboro0.79330$42,000
North CarolinaGreenville0.750$41,000
North CarolinaHickory0.77140$33,000
North CarolinaJacksonville2.64100$38,000
North CarolinaRaleigh0.85480$39,000
North CarolinaRocky Mount2.17130
North CarolinaWilmington0.5990$42,000
North CarolinaWinston Salem0.63150$41,000
North DakotaBismarck1.0960$33,000
North DakotaFargo1.65200$38,000
North DakotaGrand Forks1.0250$38,000
OhioAkron1.17440$37,000
OhioCanton0.97180$35,000
OhioCincinnati1.131,330$41,000
OhioCleveland0.821,000$44,000
OhioColumbus1.131,180$40,000
OhioDayton0.7310$38,000
OhioLima0.9350$38,000
OhioMansfield1.3570$34,000
OhioSpringfield1.8890$38,000
OhioToledo1360$29,000
OhioYoungstown1.03270$35,000
OklahomaLawton0.8730$35,000
OklahomaOklahoma City1.831,170$34,000
OklahomaTulsa1.43680$33,000
OregonBend0.8660$42,000
OregonEugene0.87140$42,000
OregonMedford1.0490$33,000
OregonPortland0.84990$42,000
PennsylvaniaAllentown2.02750$37,000
PennsylvaniaAltoona1.1470$32,000
PennsylvaniaErie0.6590$36,000
PennsylvaniaHarrisburg1.35450$39,000
PennsylvaniaJohnstown1.5590$28,000
PennsylvaniaLancaster1.87480$35,000
PennsylvaniaLebanon4.09180$27,000
PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia1.242,640$41,000
PennsylvaniaPittsburgh1.081,400$36,000
PennsylvaniaReading1.58280$36,000
PennsylvaniaScranton1.39400$30,000
PennsylvaniaState College0.8350$31,000
PennsylvaniaWilliamsport1.6180$29,000
PennsylvaniaYork1.7330$39,000
Rhode IslandProvidence1.02670$39,000
South CarolinaAnderson1.68100$34,000
South CarolinaCharleston0.9290$37,000
South CarolinaColumbia0.85330$41,000
South CarolinaFlorence1.77160$31,000
South CarolinaGreenville0.76260$44,000
South CarolinaMyrtle Beach1.43180$36,000
South CarolinaSpartanburg0.84110$36,000
South CarolinaSumter1.2240$32,000
South DakotaRapid City1.4690$35,000
South DakotaSioux Falls1.18170$30,000
TennesseeChattanooga0.78190$40,000
TennesseeClarksville1.27100$40,000
TennesseeCleveland1.6660$41,000
TennesseeJackson1.6790$27,000
TennesseeJohnson City0.970$28,000
TennesseeKingsport6.1730$25,000
TennesseeKnoxville1.92710$41,000
TennesseeMemphis1.24880$39,000
TennesseeMorristown1.0950$26,000
TennesseeNashville1.21,040$41,000
TexasAbilene1.3280$41,000
TexasAmarillo1.44150$35,000
TexasAustin0.95800$38,000
TexasBeaumont1.12190$32,000
TexasBrownsville0.6280$23,000
TexasCollege Station0.8770$29,000
TexasCorpus Christi0.64120$34,000
TexasDallas1.122,650$32,000
TexasEl Paso1.27360$27,000
TexasFort Worth0.76720$32,000
TexasHouston0.72,000$36,000
TexasKilleen1.24150$45,000
TexasLaredo0.6150$28,000
TexasLubbock1.07130$40,000
TexasMcallen0.7160$28,000
TexasMidland1.1370$30,000
TexasSan Angelo2.1480$30,000
TexasSan Antonio0.92850$33,000
TexasTexarkana0.8140$32,000
TexasTyler1.27120$37,000
TexasVictoria1.3160$33,000
TexasWichita Falls2.7150$36,000
UtahLogan2.68110$34,000
UtahOgden0.91190$44,000
UtahProvo1.21220$39,000
UtahSalt Lake City1.06730$42,000
UtahSt George1.2460$34,000
VermontBurlington0.95110$34,000
VirginiaBlacksburg1.79100$32,000
VirginiaCharlottesville0.6160$49,000
VirginiaLynchburg1.31140$34,000
VirginiaRichmond0.83570$41,000
VirginiaVirginia Beach0.76650$42,000
VirginiaWinchester2.29120$25,000
WashingtonBellingham0.7460$36,000
WashingtonBremerton1.190$42,000
WashingtonKennewick0.4540$35,000
WashingtonLongview0.9330$32,000
WashingtonMount Vernon1.4360$44,000
WashingtonOlympia1.32130$39,000
WashingtonSeattle0.81,310$45,000
WashingtonSpokane0.88200$41,000
WashingtonTacoma1.37410$39,000
WashingtonYakima0.8470$39,000
West VirginiaCharleston0.7110$36,000
West VirginiaHuntington1120$31,000
West VirginiaMorgantown2.19110$28,000
West VirginiaParkersburg1.71120$30,000
West VirginiaWheeling0.7650$35,000
WisconsinAppleton0.9110$36,000
WisconsinEau Claire1.56120$38,000
WisconsinFond1.2250$40,000
WisconsinGreen Bay0.73130$36,000
WisconsinJanesville1.1880$40,000
WisconsinLa Crosse1.94140$37,000
WisconsinMadison0.58210$37,000
WisconsinMilwaukee0.9880$38,000
WisconsinOshkosh1.17100$34,000
WisconsinRacine3.02240$36,000
WisconsinSheboygan1.0560$36,000
WisconsinWausau1.1680$37,000
WyomingCheyenne1.5760$38,000

 

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