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Auto Body Technology

The auto body trade is resilient to fluctuating economic conditions and experienced technicians are rarely laid off. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment for the automotive body and glass repair industry is projected to grow 13% in the next decade with employment available in nearly every geographic location.  National employment estimates for this occupation, as reported by the National Collision Repair Education Foundation, ranges in annual income from $38,380 to $67,614 with the average income at $52,997.

Job opportunities for auto body professionals are plentiful. Positions include (and are not limited to):

  • Detailers
  • Paint Prep/Polishers
  • Painters
  • Body Technicians
  • Quality Control Inspectors
  • Estimators
  • Parts managers
  • Auto Body Instructor

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Last Modified Oct 23, 2018