• Automotive Body and Related Repairers
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 48,680
    $29,100 range bar $88,630
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • Automotive body and related repairers repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames.

What do they typically do

  • Prime and paint repaired surfaces using paint sprayguns and motorized sanders
  • Follow supervisors' instructions about which parts to restore or replace and about how much time the job should take
  • Fill small dents that cannot be worked out with plastic or solder
  • Fit and weld replacement parts into place using wrenches and welding equipment, and grind down welds to smooth them using power grinders and other tools
  • Chain or clamp frames and sections to alignment machines that use hydraulic pressure to align damaged components
  • Sand body areas to be painted and cover bumpers, windows, and trim with masking tape or paper to protect them from the paint
  • Remove damaged sections of vehicles using metal-cutting guns, air grinders, and wrenches, and install replacement parts using wrenches or welding equipment
  • Review damage reports, prepare or review repair cost estimates, and plan work to be performed

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.6%
Job Opening 577

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