Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
143,940 1.5 % $21.72 $45,180 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.96 $15.43 $19.97 $26.66 $33.95
Annual Wage (2) $24,880 $32,100 $41,540 $55,460 $70,620


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 100,210 11.03 $21.61 $44,950
Automobile Dealers 29,690 2.33 $22.19 $46,160
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,590 0.78 $19.34 $40,220
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 1,370 0.91 $20.84 $43,350
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,060 0.51 $24.16 $50,240

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 100,210 11.03 $21.61 $44,950
Automobile Dealers 29,690 2.33 $22.19 $46,160
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 1,370 0.91 $20.84 $43,350
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,590 0.78 $19.34 $40,220
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,060 0.51 $24.16 $50,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 630 0.45 $29.31 $60,960
Postal Service 180 0.03 $28.96 $60,230
Local Government (OES Designation) 990 0.02 $27.59 $57,380
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 170 0.01 $27.49 $57,180
Urban Transit Systems 60 0.13 $24.86 $51,720


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 13,710 0.86 0.84 $22.67 $47,150
Texas 11,020 0.94 0.92 $21.19 $44,080
Florida 9,430 1.15 1.12 $19.79 $41,170
New York 7,150 0.79 0.77 $20.44 $42,510
Pennsylvania 7,090 1.23 1.20 $20.50 $42,650




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)
Vermont 580 1.91 1.86 $20.59 $42,830
South Dakota 640 1.52 1.48 $18.89 $39,300
Nebraska 1,410 1.45 1.42 $20.62 $42,890
Rhode Island 680 1.43 1.39 $22.25 $46,280
North Dakota 590 1.40 1.36 $23.91 $49,720




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $32.35 $67,290
Maryland 2,610 0.99 0.96 $28.04 $58,320
Alaska 270 0.84 0.82 $25.74 $53,540
Michigan 5,110 1.21 1.18 $24.86 $51,710
Washington 2,190 0.71 0.70 $24.66 $51,290





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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,290 0.65 0.64 $22.01 $45,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,720 0.88 0.86 $19.62 $40,820
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,630 1.00 0.97 $25.47 $52,980
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,940 1.15 1.12 $26.43 $54,970
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,710 0.92 0.90 $22.12 $46,020
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,320 0.95 0.93 $22.70 $47,220
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,920 0.99 0.97 $22.83 $47,480
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,880 1.56 1.52 $29.33 $61,000
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,820 1.57 1.53 $25.76 $53,590
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,740 1.30 1.26 $21.04 $43,760