Automotive body & related repairers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
125k
Average Age
42.4
Estimated Job Growth
2.83%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$48,197
Average Male Salary
$48,445
Average Female Salary
$37,705

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Automotive body & related repairers are most often employed by the Automotive repair & maintenance industry. The average yearly wage for Automotive body & related repairers was $48,197 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Automotive body & related repairers by wage are Tire builders, Agricultural and food science technicians, and Librarians and media collections specialists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Automotive body & related repairers are Ontario City PUMA, CA, Northeast South Dakota PUMA, SD, and Oxnard & Port Hueneme Cities PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Automotive body & related repairers are Ontario City PUMA, CA, Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX (79500US4804615), and Northeast South Dakota PUMA, SD.

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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Automotive body & related repairers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Automotive repair & maintenance is the industry that employs the most Automotive body & related repairers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Automotive body & related repairers, by average wage, is Recyclable material merchant wholesalers. Automotive body & related repairers are paid most in Richmond (North), Hercules & El Cerrito Cites PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Ontario City PUMA, CA.

Yearly Wage

$48,197
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,134

In 2020, Automotive body & related repairers earned an average of $48,197, $7,757 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Tire builders make somewhat more than Automotive body & related repairers while Librarians and media collections specialists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Automotive body & related repairers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.33
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Automotive body & related repairers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.33, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Automotive body & related repairers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Automotive body & related repairers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Automotive body & related repairers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Automotive body & related repairers.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Automotive body & related repairers, by average wage, are Recyclable material merchant wholesalers, Bus service & urban transit, and Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies merchant wholesalers.

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Industries by Share

125k
2020 Workforce
± 8,670
−1.41%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 9.93%

The number of people employed as Automotive body & related repairers has been declining at a rate of −1.41%, from 126,609 people in 2019 to 124,820 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Automotive body & related repairers employed by various industries. Automotive repair & maintenance employs the largest share of Automotive body & related repairers at  81.4%, followed by Car Dealers with 10.9% and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 2.83%.

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Demographic information on Automotive body & related repairers in the US. The average age of male Automotive body & related repairers in the workforce is 42.5 and of female Automotive body & related repairers is 39.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Automotive body & related repairers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

122k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 8,569
2.89k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,320

97.7% of Automotive body & related repairers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Automotive body & related repairers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Automotive body & related repairers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Other (Hispanic)

64.8% of Automotive body & related repairers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.9% of Automotive body & related repairers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Automotive body & related repairers.

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Age by Sex

42.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.958
39.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 6.82

The median age of Automotive body & related repairers is 42.4, and Male employees are generally 3.12 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Data on higher education choices for Automotive body & related repairers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Automotive body & related repairers is Business but a relatively high number of Automotive body & related repairers hold a major in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

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predictive-analysisSkills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Automotive body & related repairers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Automotive body & related repairers need many skills, but most especially Repairing, Troubleshooting, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Automotive body & related repairers need more than the average amount of Installation, Repairing, and Equipment Maintenance.

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Projections on job growth for Automotive Body and Related Repairers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Automotive Body and Related Repairers are expected to see a growth of 2.83% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Automotive Body and Related Repairers.
2.83%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Automotive Body and Related Repairers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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