Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
137,140 1.5 % $21.09 $43,870 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.84 $15.16 $19.38 $25.66 $32.98
Annual Wage (2) $24,640 $31,530 $40,320 $53,370 $68,590


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 95,760 11.15 $20.89 $43,460
Automobile Dealers 28,760 2.46 $21.98 $45,710
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,680 0.81 $18.62 $38,740
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 1,110 0.79 $20.57 $42,790
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 900 0.17 $17.44 $36,270

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 95,760 11.15 $20.89 $43,460
Automobile Dealers 28,760 2.46 $21.98 $45,710
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,680 0.81 $18.62 $38,740
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 1,110 0.79 $20.57 $42,790
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 90 0.53 $19.21 $39,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 140 0.11 $29.04 $60,390
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 770 0.41 $28.93 $60,170
Postal Service 170 0.03 $28.54 $59,360
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 180 0.01 $26.28 $54,660
Urban Transit Systems 80 0.19 $24.99 $51,980


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 12,690 0.84 0.83 $21.69 $45,120
Texas 10,790 0.96 0.95 $20.99 $43,660
New York 7,820 0.89 0.87 $18.55 $38,590
Florida 7,730 1.01 0.99 $19.10 $39,740
Pennsylvania 6,820 1.21 1.19 $19.73 $41,050



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)
South Dakota 700 1.71 1.68 $18.31 $38,090
Vermont 470 1.56 1.53 $20.84 $43,350
Missouri 3,710 1.39 1.37 $20.38 $42,390
Montana 600 1.36 1.34 $19.43 $40,410
Nebraska 1,260 1.34 1.32 $18.70 $38,900



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 90 0.13 0.13 $28.21 $58,670
Maryland 2,690 1.05 1.03 $27.36 $56,910
Alaska 190 0.58 0.58 $25.78 $53,610
North Carolina 4,050 1.01 0.99 $25.33 $52,680
Virginia 3,880 1.06 1.05 $25.22 $52,450




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 3,740 1.00 0.98 $24.35 $50,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,610 0.89 0.88 $19.02 $39,570
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,180 0.59 0.58 $19.32 $40,190
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,790 0.98 0.97 $20.32 $42,260
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,370 0.99 0.98 $23.24 $48,330
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,340 1.04 1.03 $23.66 $49,200
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,960 1.50 1.48 $19.76 $41,090
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,840 0.77 0.76 $29.15 $60,640
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,800 1.42 1.40 $17.69 $36,790
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,730 0.96 0.95 $22.32 $46,430