Dept. of Labor Statistics

According to the US Department of Labor

Employment of automotive body repairers is expected to grow by 1 percent over the 2008-18 decade due to the increasing number of vehicles on the road (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Opportunities will be excellent for people with formal training in automotive body repair and refinishing. Those without any training or experience in automotive body refinishing or collision repair will face competition for these jobs (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Salaries in 2009

Location Pay Period 10% 25% Median 75% 90%
United States Hourly $11.12 $14.24 $18.26 $24.05 $30.76
Yearly $23,100 $29,600 $38,000 $50,000 $64,000
Arkansas Hourly $10.70 $13.07 $16.17 $19.93 $23.71
Yearly $22,300 $27,200 $33,600 $41,500 $49,300
SOC Code: 49-3021

CIP Code: 47.0603: Auto Body Repair