Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
131,040 1.4 % $19.99 $41,570 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.83 $14.44 $18.36 $24.14 $31.27
Annual Wage (2) $22,530 $30,040 $38,180 $50,200 $65,030


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 92,970 11.48 $19.64 $40,850
Automobile Dealers 27,230 2.61 $21.04 $43,760
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,180 0.70 $18.96 $39,440
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 1,160 0.23 $16.39 $34,090
Local Government (OES Designation) 980 0.02 $23.98 $49,890

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 92,970 11.48 $19.64 $40,850
Automobile Dealers 27,230 2.61 $21.04 $43,760
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,180 0.70 $18.96 $39,440
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 610 0.37 $21.67 $45,080
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 310 0.27 $15.34 $31,910

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 70 0.02 $31.92 $66,400
Postal Service 190 0.03 $27.42 $57,030
Spectator Sports 210 0.16 $27.41 $57,020
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 230 0.01 $25.70 $53,450
Gasoline Stations (8) (8) $25.60 $53,240


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)
Texas 10,340 1.00 0.98 $19.67 $40,920
California 10,230 0.73 0.71 $21.40 $44,520
Illinois 7,500 1.35 1.32 $20.99 $43,650
New York 7,330 0.87 0.85 $17.73 $36,870
Ohio 6,380 1.28 1.25 $18.16 $37,770




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 740 1.98 1.94 $15.60 $32,450
Vermont 480 1.65 1.62 $16.67 $34,670
Rhode Island 720 1.59 1.56 $19.22 $39,980
Nebraska 1,410 1.56 1.53 $17.75 $36,920
Iowa 2,110 1.45 1.42 $18.54 $38,570




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 180 0.56 0.55 $27.73 $57,680
Maryland 2,770 1.12 1.09 $24.57 $51,110
Minnesota 2,310 0.89 0.87 $23.13 $48,120
Nevada 840 0.76 0.74 $23.11 $48,070
New Hampshire 660 1.08 1.06 $22.34 $46,460





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-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,710 1.31 1.29 $21.36 $44,430
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,350 0.66 0.65 $17.75 $36,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,010 0.79 0.77 $19.25 $40,030
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,480 1.11 1.09 $24.02 $49,960
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,070 1.01 0.99 $21.51 $44,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,000 0.87 0.85 (8) (8)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,940 0.76 0.74 $20.96 $43,590
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,780 1.47 1.44 $19.55 $40,660
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,780 1.40 1.37 $20.77 $43,190
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,630 0.96 0.94 $20.85 $43,370