Automotive body & related repairers

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Total Workforce

123k

Average Age

42.3

Estimated Job Growth

8.54%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$44,386

Average Male Salary

$44,407

Average Female Salary

$42,804

About

Automotive body & related repairers are most often employed by the Automotive repair & maintenance industry. The average yearly wage for Automotive body & related repairers was $44,386 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Automotive body & related repairers by wage are Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Emergency medical technicians & paramedics, and Firstline supervisors of gaming workers.

Automotive body & related repairers are part of the Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers, Computer, automated teller, & office machine repairers, Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers, Avionics technicians, Electric motor, power tool, & related repairers, Electronic equipment installers & repairers, motor vehicles, Electronic home entertainment equipment installers & repairers, Security & fire alarm systems installers, Electrical & electronics repairers, transportation equipment, & industrial & utility, Aircraft mechanics & service technicians, Automotive body & related repairers, Automotive glass installers & repairers, Automotive service technicians & mechanics, Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics, Small engine mechanics, Miscellaneous vehicle & mobile equipment mechanics, installers, & repairers, Control & valve installers & repairers, Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers, Home appliance repairers, Maintenance workers, machinery, Millwrights, Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, Electrical powerline installers & repairers, Telecommunications line installers & repairers, Precision instrument & equipment repairers, Maintenance & repair workers, general, Coin, vending, & amusement machine servicers & repairers, Locksmiths & safe repairers, Riggers, Helpersinstallation, maintenance, & repair workers , and Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, & repair workers, including wind turbine service technicians

The top 3 locations that employ the most Automotive body & related repairers are Mower, Steele, Freeborn & Dodge Counties PUMA, MN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Automotive body & related repairers are Mower, Steele, Freeborn & Dodge Counties PUMA, MN.

Employment

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 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies merchant wholesalers. Automotive body & related repairers are paid most in Mower, Steele, Freeborn & Dodge Counties PUMA, MN but are relatively concentrated in Mower, Steele, Freeborn & Dodge Counties PUMA, MN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$44,386

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,863

In 2017, Automotive body & related repairers earned an average of $44,386, $7,679 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic make somewhat more than Automotive body & related repairers while Emergency medical technicians & paramedics 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

0.3

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Automotive body & related repairers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.3, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Automotive body & related repairers, by number of employees, are Automotive repair & maintenance, Car Dealers, and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing.

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Highest Paying

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

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Industries by Share

123k

2017 Workforce

± 8,614

0.866%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 9.82%

The number of people employed as Automotive body & related repairers has been growing at a rate of 0.866%, from 122,146 people in 2016 to 123,204 people in 2017.

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  81.5%, followed by Car Dealers with 10.2% and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 3.8%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Automotive body & related repairers in the US. The average age of male Automotive body & related repairers in the workforce is 42.3 and of female Automotive body & related repairers is 39.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Automotive body & related repairers is White.

Gender Composition

122k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 8,556

1.65k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 998

98.7% of Automotive body & related repairers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Automotive body & related repairers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Automotive body & related repairers

  1. White

  2. Other

  3. Black

82.5% of Automotive body & related repairers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.1% of Automotive body & related repairers, Other 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 Gender

42.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.973

39.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 8.32

The median age of Automotive body & related repairers is 42.3, and Male employees are generally 3.15 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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 Engineering but a relatively high number of Automotive body & related repairers hold a major in Engineering.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

  1. false

MOST SPECIALIZED MAJORS

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Skills

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, Operation and Control, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Automotive body & related repairers need more than the average amount of Installation, Repairing, and Equipment Selection.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Automotive body & related repairers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Automotive body & related repairers are expected to see a growth of 8.54% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

8.54%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Automotive body & related repairers. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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