​Work in automotive collision, repair and refinishing involves challenge and variety. Skilled auto body repairers and refinishers are needed by:

  • automobile repair shops
  • trucking companies
  • bus lines
  • governments from local to federal
Related jobs include:
  • Auto body technician or repairer 
  • Auto damage appraiser
  • Automotive developer and designer
  • Automotive painter
  • Claims adjuster or examiner
  • Collision repair technician
  • Frame technician
  • Glazier (glass repairer)
  • Industrial painter
  • Insurance adjuster
  • OEM and after-market parts salesman
  • Refinish technician
  • Shop owner
  • Welder and metal worker

Salaries and Projected Job Growth

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects for Texas:

JobMedian Hourly RateMedian Annual SalaryProjected Job Growth Through 2024
Automotive body repairers$19.30$40,140+24%