Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
134,650 1.3 % $20.49 $42,620 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.32 $14.67 $18.68 $24.90 $32.22
Annual Wage (2) $23,550 $30,520 $38,850 $51,790 $67,010


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 94,730 11.30 $20.22 $42,060
Automobile Dealers 28,140 2.52 $21.29 $44,280
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,520 0.77 $18.79 $39,090
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 950 0.19 $16.79 $34,920
Local Government (OES Designation) 940 0.02 $24.35 $50,660

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 94,730 11.30 $20.22 $42,060
Automobile Dealers 28,140 2.52 $21.29 $44,280
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,520 0.77 $18.79 $39,090
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 590 0.44 $19.75 $41,070
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 780 0.44 $28.05 $58,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 780 0.44 $28.05 $58,340
Spectator Sports 70 0.05 $27.80 $57,820
Postal Service 170 0.03 $27.67 $57,560
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 190 0.01 $25.97 $54,030
Local Government (OES Designation) 940 0.02 $24.35 $50,660


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 11,690 0.79 0.78 $21.52 $44,770
Texas 10,890 1.00 0.98 $20.40 $42,430
New York 7,440 0.86 0.85 $17.91 $37,240
Florida 6,960 0.93 0.92 $18.36 $38,190
Pennsylvania 6,850 1.22 1.20 $19.44 $40,430




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 700 1.66 1.63 $17.68 $36,780
South Dakota 660 1.63 1.61 $18.15 $37,740
West Virginia 1,080 1.53 1.50 $17.59 $36,600
Rhode Island 660 1.45 1.43 $19.83 $41,240
Mississippi 1,520 1.41 1.38 $16.76 $34,870




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 4,180 1.15 1.13 $28.79 $59,880
Alaska 170 0.52 0.52 $26.60 $55,340
District of Columbia 60 0.09 0.09 $25.64 $53,330
Maryland 3,000 1.18 1.16 $24.79 $51,560
Minnesota 2,240 0.83 0.82 $24.53 $51,030





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 4,290 1.16 1.14 $22.17 $46,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,010 0.76 0.75 $18.83 $39,170
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,990 0.57 0.56 $19.22 $39,980
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,550 0.92 0.91 $19.98 $41,560
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,450 1.14 1.12 $23.12 $48,080
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,430 1.05 1.04 $21.67 $45,080
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,200 0.93 0.91 $32.11 $66,800
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,030 1.58 1.55 $20.49 $42,620
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,800 1.45 1.43 $17.60 $36,610
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,650 0.89 0.88 $22.89 $47,610