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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2023

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)
151,910 1.1 % $ 26.55 $ 55,220 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Automotive Body and Related Repairers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 16.95 $ 19.92 $ 23.43 $ 29.84 $ 38.65
Annual Wage (2) $ 35,250 $ 41,430 $ 48,740 $ 62,060 $ 80,380


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 111,200 11.11 $ 26.89 $ 55,940
Automobile Dealers 24,540 1.94 $ 25.56 $ 53,160
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 3,750 1.31 $ 24.58 $ 51,120
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,480 0.68 $ 24.54 $ 51,050
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 1,710 0.82 $ 23.95 $ 49,810

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 111,200 11.11 $ 26.89 $ 55,940
Automobile Dealers 24,540 1.94 $ 25.56 $ 53,160
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 3,750 1.31 $ 24.58 $ 51,120
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 1,710 0.82 $ 23.95 $ 49,810
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,480 0.68 $ 24.54 $ 51,050

Top paying industries for Automotive Body and Related Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding Schools and Hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,160 0.02 $ 37.58 $ 78,170
Postal Service (Federal Government) 160 0.03 $ 36.15 $ 75,180
Spectator Sports 530 0.35 $ 35.56 $ 73,960
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding State and Local Government Schools and Hospitals and the U.S. Postal Service (OEWS Designation) 120 0.01 $ 33.40 $ 69,460
Urban Transit Systems 40 0.09 $ 32.69 $ 67,980


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 2023


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)
California 15,620 0.87 0.87 $ 29.12 $ 60,570
Texas 14,810 1.09 1.09 $ 25.75 $ 53,560
Florida 7,730 0.81 0.81 $ 26.52 $ 55,170
Tennessee 6,770 2.10 2.10 $ 23.10 $ 48,050
New York 6,710 0.71 0.71 $ 27.37 $ 56,920


Map of location quotient of automotive body and related repairers by state, May 2023


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)
Tennessee 6,770 2.10 2.10 $ 23.10 $ 48,050
Rhode Island 850 1.74 1.74 $ 29.47 $ 61,300
North Dakota 680 1.64 1.64 $ 26.61 $ 55,360
South Dakota 710 1.59 1.59 $ 26.36 $ 54,840
Indiana 4,590 1.45 1.45 $ 26.11 $ 54,320


Map of annual mean wages of automotive body and related repairers by state, May 2023


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)
Maryland 2,330 0.87 0.87 $ 32.00 $ 66,560
Virginia 3,670 0.92 0.92 $ 31.94 $ 66,420
District of Columbia 50 0.07 0.07 $ 30.81 $ 64,080
Nevada 870 0.59 0.59 $ 29.57 $ 61,500
Rhode Island 850 1.74 1.74 $ 29.47 $ 61,300



Map of employment of automotive body and related repairers by area, May 2023


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 6,920 0.73 0.73 $ 29.80 $ 61,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,600 0.90 0.90 $ 28.65 $ 59,600
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,360 1.10 1.10 $ 28.32 $ 58,900
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,260 0.94 0.94 $ 27.13 $ 56,440
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,310 1.04 1.04 $ 25.77 $ 53,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,040 1.08 1.08 $ 28.56 $ 59,410
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 2,930 2.73 2.73 $ 23.92 $ 49,760
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,750 0.97 0.97 $ 27.67 $ 57,560
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,590 0.94 0.94 $ 28.18 $ 58,620
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 2,440 1.29 1.29 $ 26.19 $ 54,470


Map of location quotient of automotive body and related repairers by area, May 2023


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)
Chattanooga, TN-GA 1,700 6.48 6.48 $ 21.53 $ 44,780
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 420 3.09 3.09 $ 27.54 $ 57,270
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 2,930 2.73 2.73 $ 23.92 $ 49,760
Bloomington, IL 210 2.26 2.26 $ 30.61 $ 63,670
Rapid City, SD 160 2.22 2.22 $ 25.21 $ 52,430
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 110 1.93 1.93 $ 26.01 $ 54,090
Killeen-Temple, TX 280 1.92 1.92 $ 22.82 $ 47,460
Jackson, TN 130 1.83 1.83 $ 23.23 $ 48,320
Albany, GA 110 1.82 1.82 $ 25.08 $ 52,160
San Angelo, TX 90 1.74 1.74 $ 23.08 $ 48,000