Automotive Body Technician

Career Overview

An automotive body technician repairs the body of cars that have been damaged.


Completing a certificate or two-year college program in automotive collision repair or a related field might provide the best opportunity to get a job in this field. It may be possible to learn this on the job at times, but employers prefer applicants who have completed a formal program.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$24,000 /yr
$41,000 /yr
$70,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Electronics
  • Communication
  • Trade-related courses
  • Automotive Repair
Work Environment

Automotive technicians typically work for car dealers and in any businesses that repair and service cars and trucks.

Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada