Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
135,610 1.3 % $20.12 $41,840 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.83 $14.39 $18.45 $24.29 $31.44
Annual Wage (2) $22,530 $29,930 $38,380 $50,520 $65,390


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 96,850 11.73 $19.78 $41,140
Automobile Dealers 27,170 2.52 $21.26 $44,230
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,640 0.83 $18.71 $38,910
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 1,030 0.20 $16.11 $33,510
Local Government (OES Designation) 890 0.02 $23.90 $49,700

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 96,850 11.73 $19.78 $41,140
Automobile Dealers 27,170 2.52 $21.26 $44,230
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,640 0.83 $18.71 $38,910
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 550 0.42 $18.81 $39,120
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 680 0.40 $21.96 $45,680

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 680 0.40 $27.63 $57,480
Postal Service 190 0.03 $27.44 $57,070
Spectator Sports 210 0.16 $27.34 $56,870
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 210 0.01 $25.79 $53,640
Support Activities for Air Transportation 30 0.02 $24.46 $50,890


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 10,950 0.77 0.74 $21.71 $45,160
Texas 10,590 1.00 0.96 $19.30 $40,150
Illinois 7,760 1.38 1.32 $20.63 $42,900
New York 7,540 0.88 0.85 $17.12 $35,600
Florida 6,600 0.91 0.87 $18.45 $38,380




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 710 1.75 1.68 $17.80 $37,030
Vermont 490 1.67 1.61 $18.99 $39,510
Nebraska 1,490 1.63 1.57 $18.16 $37,770
Rhode Island 680 1.50 1.44 $19.28 $40,100
Missouri 3,890 1.49 1.43 $19.26 $40,060




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 150 0.48 0.46 $28.31 $58,890
District of Columbia 90 0.14 0.13 $25.29 $52,610
Maryland 2,920 1.16 1.12 $24.52 $51,000
Minnesota 2,380 0.90 0.87 $23.62 $49,130
Michigan 5,160 1.32 1.27 $22.23 $46,230





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 5,030 1.38 1.33 $21.12 $43,930
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,360 0.65 0.63 $18.07 $37,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,850 0.74 0.71 $19.38 $40,310
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,500 1.10 1.06 $22.65 $47,100
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,410 1.15 1.10 $20.70 $43,060
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,250 1.77 1.70 $19.39 $40,330
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,030 0.77 0.74 $19.69 $40,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,880 0.80 0.77 (8) (8)
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,710 0.99 0.95 $21.12 $43,930
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,680 1.38 1.32 $17.22 $35,820