Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
144,320 1.4 % $21.94 $45,630 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.24 $15.64 $20.18 $26.89 $33.98
Annual Wage (2) $25,470 $32,530 $41,970 $55,930 $70,670


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 101,120 10.99 $21.84 $45,420
Automobile Dealers 28,700 2.23 $21.97 $45,690
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,800 0.84 $20.80 $43,260
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 1,760 0.32 $19.70 $40,980
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,020 0.47 $24.33 $50,620

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 101,120 10.99 $21.84 $45,420
Automobile Dealers 28,700 2.23 $21.97 $45,690
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,800 0.84 $20.80 $43,260
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 930 0.61 $20.63 $42,910
Spectator Sports 810 0.57 $29.32 $60,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 190 0.03 $29.81 $62,000
Spectator Sports 810 0.57 $29.32 $60,980
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,010 0.02 $28.52 $59,330
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 160 0.01 $28.30 $58,850
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 880 0.10 $24.88 $51,760


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 14,040 0.84 0.83 $23.66 $49,210
Texas 11,350 0.95 0.94 $20.59 $42,820
Florida 9,660 1.15 1.13 $19.60 $40,770
Illinois 7,610 1.28 1.27 $22.99 $47,810
New York 7,200 0.78 0.77 $21.64 $45,020




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)
North Dakota 650 1.55 1.53 $24.53 $51,030
Vermont 450 1.48 1.46 $21.17 $44,040
Rhode Island 690 1.45 1.43 $23.46 $48,790
Nebraska 1,330 1.37 1.36 $21.42 $44,560
Maine 770 1.28 1.26 $19.88 $41,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 280 0.89 0.88 $29.52 $61,410
Washington 2,330 0.73 0.72 $26.16 $54,420
Maryland 2,510 0.94 0.93 $25.85 $53,770
Hawaii 470 0.74 0.73 $25.73 $53,520
Michigan 4,980 1.16 1.15 $24.77 $51,520



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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-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4,660 1.27 1.26 $24.08 $50,090
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,240 0.63 0.63 $22.90 $47,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,750 0.85 0.84 $20.98 $43,640
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,940 1.12 1.11 $23.63 $49,160
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,850 0.97 0.96 $19.54 $40,650
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,270 0.91 0.90 $22.72 $47,250
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,070 1.04 1.03 $22.82 $47,470
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 2,030 1.71 1.69 $26.26 $54,620
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,890 1.31 1.30 $24.61 $51,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,630 0.65 0.64 $26.84 $55,830


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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)
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 240 3.47 3.43 $16.12 $33,530
Mobile, AL 440 2.53 2.50 $18.18 $37,810
Altoona, PA 140 2.49 2.46 $17.64 $36,680
Johnstown, PA 120 2.41 2.38 $14.23 $29,600
Danville, IL 60 2.35 2.33 $16.07 $33,430
Farmington, NM 110 2.27 2.24 $16.30 $33,900
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 90 2.24 2.21 (8) (8)
Dubuque, IA 130 2.23 2.21 $15.80 $32,870
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 100 2.15 2.12 $21.63 $44,980
Ocala, FL 210 2.10 2.07 $19.27 $40,070