Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers

Repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames. Exclude "Painters, Transportation Equipment" (51-9122) and "Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers" (49-3022).

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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
175,370 1.7 % $16.93 $35,200 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.70 $11.64 $15.71 $20.94 $27.10
Annual Wage (2) $18,090 $24,210 $32,680 $43,560 $56,360

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Automotive repair and maintenance 110,750 $16.57 $34,460 1 10
Automobile dealers 46,890 $18.49 $38,450 2 6
Motor vehicle and parts merchant wholesalers 3,960 $13.90 $28,920 3 24
Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores 1,340 $13.12 $27,290 4 32
Automotive equipment rental and leasing 930 $13.13 $27,310 5 31

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Spectator sports 160 $22.84 $47,520 18 1
Federal government (OES designation) 510 $21.81 $45,370 12 2
Local government (OES designation) 780 $20.26 $42,150 6 3
Charter bus industry 40 $20.05 $41,710 29 4
Facilities support services 40 $19.55 $40,660 28 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
North Dakota 730 $14.50 $30,160 0.233% 241
Montana 860 $14.52 $30,200 0.220% 278
Michigan 9,150 $17.63 $36,660 0.210% 329
South Dakota 720 $14.30 $29,740 0.198% 225
New Hampshire 1,050 $16.43 $34,170 0.173% 265

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Colorado 2,800 $22.56 $46,920 0.131% 174
Nevada 1,010 $19.69 $40,960 0.096% 238
Minnesota 3,400 $19.57 $40,710 0.131% 275
Illinois 8,650 $19.43 $40,410 0.149% 277
Alaska 220 $19.21 $39,960 0.077% 227

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
St. Joseph, MO MSA 140 $19.10 $39,730 0.322%
Manchester, NH PMSA 310 $14.65 $30,480 0.304%
Fort Myers-Cape Coral, FL MSA 510 $21.97 $45,700 0.285%
Lansing-East Lansing, MI MSA 570 $15.29 $31,800 0.283%
Great Falls, MT MSA 90 $14.17 $29,470 0.283%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Denver, CO PMSA 1,730 $24.75 $51,480 0.152%
Roanoke, VA MSA (6) $23.70 $49,300 (6)
Boulder-Longmont, CO PMSA 110 $23.08 $48,000 0.069%
Ann Arbor, MI PMSA 350 $22.91 $47,640 0.124%
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc, CA MSA 130 $22.41 $46,610 0.080%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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