Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
142,060 1.3 % $22.34 $46,460 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.48 $15.91 $20.55 $27.15 $34.60
Annual Wage (2) $25,960 $33,090 $42,730 $56,480 $71,970


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 100,910 10.87 $22.31 $46,390
Automobile Dealers 27,040 2.09 $22.23 $46,240
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 3,280 0.95 $21.66 $45,060
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 1,860 0.34 $20.73 $43,110
Employment Services 930 0.03 $18.13 $37,700

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 100,910 10.87 $22.31 $46,390
Automobile Dealers 27,040 2.09 $22.23 $46,240
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 3,280 0.95 $21.66 $45,060
Spectator Sports 750 0.52 $30.57 $63,580
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 570 0.36 $21.20 $44,100

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 750 0.52 $30.57 $63,580
Postal Service (federal government) 190 0.03 $30.56 $63,560
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 150 0.01 $29.21 $60,760
Couriers and Express Delivery Services (8) (8) $28.67 $59,630
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 800 0.01 $28.41 $59,100


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 14,100 0.83 0.84 $24.67 $51,320
Texas 11,100 0.92 0.93 $22.07 $45,910
Florida 8,990 1.04 1.06 $20.00 $41,600
Pennsylvania 7,260 1.24 1.27 $22.16 $46,080
New York 6,710 0.71 0.73 $22.34 $46,460




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 660 1.59 1.62 $25.15 $52,320
South Dakota 630 1.48 1.51 $19.30 $40,140
Vermont 430 1.41 1.44 $20.94 $43,540
Nebraska 1,380 1.41 1.44 $20.33 $42,290
Rhode Island 670 1.39 1.42 $23.30 $48,460




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 270 0.86 0.87 $29.54 $61,440
Washington 2,540 0.78 0.80 $25.74 $53,530
Maryland 2,700 1.01 1.03 $25.64 $53,340
Virginia 4,180 1.09 1.11 $25.51 $53,060
North Dakota 660 1.59 1.62 $25.15 $52,320





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,130 0.75 0.76 $23.38 $48,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,410 0.88 0.90 $23.78 $49,470
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,080 1.10 1.12 $22.67 $47,160
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,230 1.13 1.16 $24.26 $50,450
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,950 1.10 1.12 $23.59 $49,070
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,890 0.97 0.99 $19.95 $41,500
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,830 0.79 0.81 $25.41 $52,840
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,780 1.07 1.09 $20.19 $42,000
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,510 0.91 0.93 $25.11 $52,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,470 0.79 0.80 $29.54 $61,450