Collision Repair Employment Potential

Employment Opportunities Stock GraphicEmployment of automotive body and glass repairers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job opportunities should be very good for jobseekers with industry certification and formal training in automotive body repair and refinishing and in collision repair. Most employers prefer to hire repairers who have completed a formal training program in automotive body repair or refinishing. Still, many new repairers begin work without formal training. Industry certification is becoming increasingly important.

Automobile technicians and mechanics can expect to find employment in a variety of locations and jobs such as:

  • Collision Repairer.
  • Painter/Prep.
  • Insurance Adjuster.
  • Brake Specialist.
  • Aircraft and Boating Industry

In the state of Kansas:

Average wage = $40,280
Entry level =  $25,190
Experienced =  $47,820

US National Wages 

Auto body & repairs = $ 38,380

For additional information, visit for local wage information or U.S. Department of labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupation Handbook for national wage information.