Automotive body & related repairers

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2019 Workforce
134k
Average Age
42.6
Estimated Job Growth
2.83%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$45,357
Average Male Salary
$45,617
Average Female Salary
$38,485

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 Truck transportation. Automotive body & related repairers are paid most in Mower, Steele, Freeborn & Dodge Counties PUMA, MN but are relatively concentrated in Bartow County PUMA, GA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$45,357
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,851

In 2019, Automotive body & related repairers earned an average of $45,357, $10,167 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers make somewhat more than Automotive body & related repairers while New accounts clerks 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

0.308
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Automotive body & related repairers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.308, 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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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 Truck transportation, Bus service & urban transit, and Car Dealers.

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Industries by Share

134k
2019 Workforce
± 8,970
7.93%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 8.97%

The number of people employed as Automotive body & related repairers has been growing at a rate of 7.93%, from 123,777 people in 2018 to 133,589 people in 2019.

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  81.9%, followed by Car Dealers with 9.88% and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 1.67%.

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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 42.7 and of female Automotive body & related repairers is 39.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Automotive body & related repairers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

129k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 8,805
4.86k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,712

96.4% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Other (Hispanic)

66.2% of Automotive body & related repairers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17.5% 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 Gender

42.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.953
39.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 5.83

The median age of Automotive body & related repairers is 42.6, and Male employees are generally 2.94 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
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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, 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

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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