Automotive Body and Related Repairers

4.2/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $22.72 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 49% (Start worrying)

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated
Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Manual Dexterity
Finger Dexterity
very important
quite important
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Automotive Body and Related Repairers' job openings is expected to rise 2.8% by 2031
'Automotive Body and Related Repairers' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Automotive Body and Related Repairers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Automotive Body and Related Repairers' was $47,270, or $22.72 hourly
'Automotive Body and Related Repairers' are paid 3.3% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as automotive body and related repairers?

As of 2021 there were 137,300 people employed as Automotive Body and Related Repairers within the United States.
This represents around 0.10% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as Automotive Body and Related Repairers.

Job description

Repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames.

SOC Code: 49-3021.00


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Dean (No chance) says
A vehicle in a accident has many variables that need repair and visual damage can not be fix by a machine, preparing a body for paint simply can not be done via robot, but painting can be done by a robot yes
May 27, 2021 at 03:24 AM
Joe (Small chance) says
There are many variables and different techniques involved in auto-repair. Not likely to get a universal robotic-solution.
Jan 09, 2021 at 10:56 AM

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