|Quick Facts: Automotive Body and Glass Repairers|
$47,020 per year
$22.61 per hour
|High school diploma or equivalent|
|See How to Become One|
|3% (Slower than average)|
What Automotive Body and Glass Repairers Do
Automotive body and glass repairers restore, refinish, and replace vehicle bodies and frames, windshields, and window glass.
Automotive body repairers work indoors in body shops, which are often noisy. Shops are typically well ventilated, so that dust and paint fumes can be dispersed. Repairers sometimes work in awkward and cramped positions, and their work can be physically demanding.
Automotive glass installers and repairers often travel to the customer’s location to repair damaged windshields and window glass.
How to Become an Automotive Body or Glass Repairer
Most employers prefer to hire automotive body and glass repairers who have completed a training program in automotive body or glass repair. Still, many new automotive body and glass repairers begin work without previous training. Industry certification is becoming increasingly important.
The median annual wage for automotive body and related repairers was $47,270 in May 2021.
The median annual wage for automotive glass installers and repairers was $37,920 in May 2021.
Overall employment of automotive body and glass repairers is projected to grow 3 percent from 2021 to 2031, slower than the average for all occupations.
Despite limited employment growth, about 17,000 openings for automotive body and glass repairers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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