Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
143,040 1.4 % $21.44 $44,590 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.03 $15.40 $19.70 $26.28 $33.42
Annual Wage (2) $25,030 $32,020 $40,970 $54,660 $69,510


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 99,190 11.21 $21.27 $44,230
Automobile Dealers 30,180 2.47 $22.05 $45,860
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,440 0.74 $19.15 $39,840
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 1,500 1.04 $20.29 $42,200
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,040 0.02 $27.03 $56,220

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 99,190 11.21 $21.27 $44,230
Automobile Dealers 30,180 2.47 $22.05 $45,860
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 1,500 1.04 $20.29 $42,200
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,440 0.74 $19.15 $39,840
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 80 0.50 $19.56 $40,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 370 0.27 $31.48 $65,470
Postal Service 180 0.03 $28.99 $60,300
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,040 0.02 $27.03 $56,220
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 160 0.01 $26.89 $55,940
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing (8) (8) $26.41 $54,940


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 12,960 0.84 0.81 $21.69 $45,110
Texas 11,080 0.96 0.92 $21.57 $44,860
Florida 9,240 1.17 1.12 $19.63 $40,830
New York 7,680 0.86 0.82 $19.76 $41,110
Illinois 7,480 1.28 1.23 $22.63 $47,080



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)
Vermont 590 1.95 1.88 $20.65 $42,960
South Dakota 620 1.51 1.46 $18.42 $38,320
Nebraska 1,390 1.45 1.40 $20.85 $43,380
Rhode Island 680 1.44 1.39 $20.69 $43,030
Montana 610 1.36 1.32 $19.54 $40,650



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 2,310 0.89 0.86 $29.69 $61,760
District of Columbia 80 0.11 0.11 $29.08 $60,480
Alaska 280 0.86 0.83 $26.04 $54,170
North Carolina 4,700 1.14 1.10 $24.83 $51,650
Virginia 3,790 1.03 0.99 $24.34 $50,630




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,500 0.69 0.67 $20.88 $43,430
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4,420 1.24 1.19 $24.28 $50,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,590 0.87 0.84 $19.63 $40,830
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,840 0.97 0.93 $21.74 $45,220
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,610 1.05 1.01 $24.53 $51,010
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,370 1.02 0.98 $23.39 $48,650
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,860 1.58 1.53 $27.71 $57,640
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,810 0.97 0.93 $21.11 $43,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,780 0.74 0.71 $29.00 $60,310
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 1,730 1.36 1.31 $19.18 $39,900