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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers

Repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames. Excludes “Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers” (49-3022) and “Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders” (51-9124).


National estimates for Automotive Body and Related Repairers
Industry profile for Automotive Body and Related Repairers
Geographic profile for Automotive Body and Related Repairers

National estimates for Automotive Body and Related Repairers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Automotive Body and Related Repairers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
137,300 2.0 % $ 24.36 $ 50,660 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Automotive Body and Related Repairers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.26 $ 17.96 $ 22.73 $ 28.81 $ 36.64
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,660 $ 37,360 $ 47,270 $ 59,930 $ 76,220


Industry profile for Automotive Body and Related Repairers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Automotive Body and Related Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 99,970 10.90 $ 24.57 $ 51,100
Automobile Dealers 26,210 2.15 $ 23.51 $ 48,900
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,260 0.67 $ 22.15 $ 46,070
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 1,250 0.70 $ 21.49 $ 44,700
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 910 0.17 $ 23.23 $ 48,310

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Automotive Body and Related Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 99,970 10.90 $ 24.57 $ 51,100
Automobile Dealers 26,210 2.15 $ 23.51 $ 48,900
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 1,250 0.70 $ 21.49 $ 44,700
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,260 0.67 $ 22.15 $ 46,070
Spectator Sports 710 0.62 $ 32.47 $ 67,540

Top paying industries for Automotive Body and Related Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 40 (7) $ 33.66 $ 70,000
Spectator Sports 710 0.62 $ 32.47 $ 67,540
Postal Service (federal government) 180 0.03 $ 32.29 $ 67,170
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 890 0.02 $ 31.77 $ 66,080
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 140 0.01 $ 30.91 $ 64,280


Geographic profile for Automotive Body and Related Repairers:

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



Map of employment of automotive body and related repairers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Automotive Body and Related Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 11,400 0.93 0.96 $ 24.49 $ 50,940
California 11,360 0.69 0.71 $ 27.62 $ 57,450
Florida 9,020 1.05 1.08 $ 23.48 $ 48,850
New York 7,380 0.85 0.87 $ 24.57 $ 51,100
Pennsylvania 6,600 1.18 1.21 $ 23.55 $ 48,980


Map of location quotient of automotive body and related repairers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Automotive Body and Related Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 820 1.94 1.99 $ 23.50 $ 48,880
North Dakota 680 1.72 1.76 $ 26.53 $ 55,180
Iowa 2,260 1.52 1.56 $ 23.53 $ 48,940
Montana 670 1.43 1.47 $ 22.26 $ 46,290
Rhode Island 650 1.41 1.45 $ 25.54 $ 53,130


Map of annual mean wages of automotive body and related repairers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Automotive Body and Related Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 2,570 0.98 1.01 $ 28.90 $ 60,110
California 11,360 0.69 0.71 $ 27.62 $ 57,450
Washington 2,440 0.76 0.78 $ 26.89 $ 55,930
Alaska 200 0.68 0.70 $ 26.79 $ 55,720
Maryland 2,540 1.00 1.02 $ 26.53 $ 55,190



Map of employment of automotive body and related repairers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Automotive Body and Related Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,580 0.87 0.90 $ 24.62 $ 51,210
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,380 1.03 1.06 $ 23.60 $ 49,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,150 0.72 0.74 $ 25.77 $ 53,610
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,920 1.10 1.13 $ 25.30 $ 52,610
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,730 0.94 0.97 $ 25.60 $ 53,240
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,710 1.05 1.07 $ 28.39 $ 59,050
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,660 0.74 0.76 $ 25.89 $ 53,850
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,510 0.86 0.88 $ 28.63 $ 59,550
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,390 0.97 1.00 $ 24.95 $ 51,890
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 2,030 1.13 1.16 $ 25.43 $ 52,900


Map of location quotient of automotive body and related repairers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Automotive Body and Related Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rapid City, SD 180 2.73 2.80 $ 22.66 $ 47,130
Waterbury, CT 130 2.07 2.12 $ 23.09 $ 48,020
Fond du Lac, WI 90 2.00 2.05 $ 17.77 $ 36,960
Sebring, FL 50 1.97 2.03 $ 19.13 $ 39,790
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 100 1.82 1.87 $ 25.60 $ 53,250
Carson City, NV 50 1.82 1.86 $ 25.21 $ 52,430
Altoona, PA 100 1.81 1.86 $ 21.27 $ 44,230
Great Falls, MT 60 1.80 1.85 $ 23.16 $ 48,160
Kankakee, IL 80 1.79 1.84 $ 24.59 $ 51,150
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 240 1.77 1.82 $ 25.20 $ 52,420