Automotive body & related repairers

Detailed Occupation

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2022 Workforce
123k
Average Age
43
Average Salary
$53,670
Average Male Salary
$54,050
Average Female Salary
$39,586

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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 $53,670 in 2022.

The locations that employ the most Automotive body & related repairers are San Bernardino County (Southwest)--Ontario City PUMA, CA, Northeast South Dakota PUMA, SD, and #null. The locations with a relatively high concentration of Automotive body & related repairers are Northeast South Dakota PUMA, SD, Coffee, Franklin & Moore Counties--Tullahoma & Manchester cities PUMA, TN, and Oneida, Lincoln, Vilas, Langlade & Forest Counties PUMA, WI.

Employment

Employment and salary information for the Automotive body & related repairers workforce. Automotive body & related repairers workforce in 2022 was 122,676 people, of which 2.63% were women and 97.4% were men. Automotive body & related repairers are paid most in Champaign (North & East), Vermilion, Iroquois & Ford Counties PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in Northeast South Dakota PUMA, SD.

Employment Over Time

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119,451
Male Workforce
± 8.48k
3,225
Female Workforce
± 1.39k

The Automotive body & related repairers workforce in 2022 was 122,676 people (2.63% women and 97.4% men). This implies an average annual growth of −5.86% between 2014 (130,318) and 2022 (122,676).

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Employment by Location

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This map shows the states in the United States shaded by average wage for Automotive body & related repairers.

During 2022, the states that concentrated the best average annual wage were Wyoming ($78,217), Washington ($75,355), and Nebraska ($66,573).

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Yearly Wage Ranking

$53,670
AVERAGE WAGE
#294 in the ranking (2022)
$64,683
NATIONAL AVERAGE WAGE
For all occupations across the US

In 2022, Automotive body & related repairers earned an average of $53,670, $11,013 less than the average national salary of $64,683

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Wage Distribution

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0.326
WAGE GINI

In 2022, Automotive body & related repairers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.326, which is lower 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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Industry

Information on the industries that employ Automotive body & related repairers and on wages 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 Bus service & urban transit ($87,755).

Occupations by Industries

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123k
2022 Workforce
± 8,596
−1.79%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 10%

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 86.9%, followed by Car Dealers with 10.6% and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 2.5%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Automotive body & related repairers in the US. The workforce of Automotive body & related repairers in 2022 was 122,676 people, with 2.63% woman, and 97.4% men. The average age of male Automotive body & related repairers in the workforce is 43.1 and of female Automotive body & related repairers is 38.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Automotive body & related repairers is White.

Gender and Age

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The workforce of Automotive body & related repairers in 2022 was 122,676 people, with 2.63% woman, and 97.4% men.

The age ranges that concentrated the largest workforce were 55 to 59 years (15,815 people), 40 to 44 years (14,173  people), and 35 to 39 years (13,471 people). Among them they concentrated 35.5% of the total workforce.

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Ethnicity

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In 2022, 28.8% of Automotive body & related repairers workers were Hispanic and 71.2% non-Hispanic.

The treemap shows the distribution of Hispanic workers according to their origin, highlighting Mexican (76.8%), Puerto Rican (14.7)%, and Salvadoran (8.54)%

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Races

In 2022, 73.3% of the Automotive body & related repairers workforce were White, of which 2.35% were women and 97.7% men. Other races that concentrated a significant number of workers were Other (10.8%) and Two or More Races (9.14%).

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Education & Skills

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 the most specialized major according to RCA in 2022 were Mechanical Technologies.

Among the necessary skills for Automotive body & related repairers, Repairing stands, but the revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Automotive body & related repairers need more than the average amount of Installation.

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The most common majors achieved by Automotive body & related repairers in 2022 (counting all academic degrees) were Business (1,018 people), Engineering (352 people), and Social Sciences (324 people).

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Education Levels

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The main educational levels achieved by the Automotive body & related repairers workers were High School or Equivalent (59,398 people), Some college (23,914 people), and Secondary Education (18,685 people).

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Skills

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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, Active Listening.

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