Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers

Repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames. Excludes "Painters, Transportation Equipment" (51-9122) and "Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers" (49-3022).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
129,730 1.4 % $19.84 $41,270 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.05 $14.50 $18.33 $24.02 $30.92
Annual Wage (2) $22,990 $30,160 $38,130 $49,960 $64,320


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 91,500 11.48 $19.57 $40,720
Automobile Dealers 26,620 2.65 $20.76 $43,190
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,430 0.78 $18.49 $38,450
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 1,410 0.29 $15.72 $32,700
Local Government (OES Designation) 880 0.02 $24.17 $50,270

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 91,500 11.48 $19.57 $40,720
Automobile Dealers 26,620 2.65 $20.76 $43,190
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,430 0.78 $18.49 $38,450
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 630 0.41 $26.77 $55,690
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 640 0.39 $18.84 $39,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 100 0.02 $29.16 $60,660
Postal Service 200 0.03 $27.33 $56,850
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 630 0.41 $26.77 $55,690
Spectator Sports 470 0.35 $26.14 $54,380
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing (8) (8) $25.68 $53,420


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,660 0.76 0.75 $21.82 $45,390
Texas 10,330 1.02 1.00 $19.77 $41,130
New York 7,180 0.86 0.84 $17.78 $36,990
Illinois 6,930 1.25 1.23 $21.10 $43,890
Ohio 6,430 1.31 1.28 $18.50 $38,480




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 890 1.98 1.94 $18.11 $37,670
North Dakota 600 1.67 1.64 $18.47 $38,420
Nebraska 1,490 1.65 1.62 $17.59 $36,580
Vermont 470 1.65 1.61 $16.50 $34,310
Iowa 2,040 1.42 1.39 $18.49 $38,470




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 200 0.64 0.63 $26.06 $54,210
Maryland 2,540 1.03 1.01 $25.02 $52,040
Virginia 3,070 0.87 0.85 $23.54 $48,970
Minnesota 2,310 0.90 0.88 $22.66 $47,130
California 10,660 0.76 0.75 $21.82 $45,390

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 3,970 1.12 1.10 $21.77 $45,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,150 0.82 0.81 $19.32 $40,180
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,100 0.62 0.61 $17.81 $37,050
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,580 1.17 1.15 $24.30 $50,540
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,240 0.90 0.88 $19.29 $40,130
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,090 1.04 1.02 $20.70 $43,050
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,840 1.53 1.50 $18.44 $38,360
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,820 0.79 0.78 $25.74 $53,530
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,700 1.36 1.33 $18.98 $39,470
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,700 1.01 0.99 $19.22 $39,970




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Flint, MI 360 2.81 2.75 $14.42 $29,990
Springfield, OH 130 2.74 2.68 $16.25 $33,810
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 230 2.68 2.63 $18.86 $39,220
Lewiston, ID-WA 50 2.26 2.22 $23.21 $48,280
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 110 2.23 2.19 $12.68 $26,380
Jacksonville, NC 90 2.17 2.13 $22.15 $46,080
Reading, PA 340 2.14 2.09 $19.35 $40,250
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 180 2.13 2.09 $16.28 $33,870
Albany, GA 130 2.11 2.07 $18.09 $37,630
Lebanon, PA 100 2.08 2.04 $19.07 $39,670




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 80 0.98 0.96 $31.85 $66,250
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 130 0.45 0.44 $29.84 $62,060
Olympia, WA 60 0.63 0.62 $28.87 $60,040
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 570 0.79 0.78 $28.33 $58,920
Napa, CA 30 0.54 0.53 $27.47 $57,140
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 150 0.87 0.85 $26.48 $55,080
Rockford, IL 180 1.33 1.30 $26.44 $54,990
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,130 0.82 0.81 $26.42 $54,950
Ocean City, NJ 50 1.30 1.28 $26.30 $54,700
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 100 1.33 1.31 $26.25