Automotive Body and Related Repairers

General Information

Description

Repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit79.76%
  2. Self-employed17.78%
  3. Private, not for profit0.96%
  4. Federal government0.93%
  5. State and local government0.38%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of automotive body and glass repairers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 17,500 openings for automotive body and glass repairers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$45,350

State-by-state Salary

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$53,500
$39,160
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 41%
  • Post-secondary certificate 34%
  • Less than high school 23%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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Knowledge

  • Mechanical
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Transportation
  • Engineering and Technology

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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