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Automobile Collision Repairers


Automobile collision repairers, also known as collision repair technicians, repair, replace, and repaint damaged body parts of automobiles, buses, and light trucks. They use hand tools and power tools to straighten bent frames and body sections, replace badly damaged parts, smooth out minor dents and creases, remove rust, fill small holes or dents, and repaint surfaces damaged by accident or wear. Some repairers also give repair estimates. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there are approximately 142,060 automotive body and related repairers working in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

Some Postsecondary Training




About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On



Career Ladder
Shop Supervisor, or Service Manager, or Teacher

Automobile Collision Repairer

Helper or Apprentice