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Auto Body Shop Estimator

Auto Body Shop Estimator Salary

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $80,500 $6,708 $1,548 $39
75th Percentile $72,500 $6,041 $1,394 $35
Average $61,807 $5,150 $1,188 $30
25th Percentile $51,500 $4,291 $990 $25
$38,500 - $42,499
9% of jobs
$42,500 - $46,499
2% of jobs
$46,500 - $50,499
8% of jobs
$51,500 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$50,500 - $54,499
13% of jobs
$54,500 - $58,499
9% of jobs
The average salary is $61,807 a year
$58,500 - $62,499
18% of jobs
$62,500 - $66,499
7% of jobs
$66,500 - $70,499
7% of jobs
$72,500 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$70,500 - $74,499
9% of jobs
$74,500 - $78,499
7% of jobs
$80,500 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$78,500 - $82,500
6% of jobs

National Average

$38,500 $61,807/year $30/hour $82,500
Auto Body Shop Estimator Salary Comparison by Location
Nationwide
United States
$61,807
$5,150
$1,188
$30
Chicago, IL
$63,271
$5,273
$1,217
$30

As of Nov 23, 2020, the average annual pay for an Auto Body Shop Estimator in the United States is $61,807 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $29.71 an hour. This is the equivalent of $1,189/week or $5,151/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $82,500 and as low as $38,500, the majority of Auto Body Shop Estimator salaries currently range between $51,500 (25th percentile) to $72,500 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $80,500 annually across the United States. The average pay range for an Auto Body Shop Estimator varies greatly (by as much as $21,000), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Auto Body Shop Estimator job market in both Chicago, IL and the surrounding area is very active. An Auto Body Shop Estimator in your area makes on average $63,271 per year, or $1,464 (2%) more than the national average annual salary of $61,807. ranks number 1 out of 50 states nationwide for Auto Body Shop Estimator salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Auto Body Shop Estimator jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

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Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Auto Body Shop Estimator Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for an Auto Body Shop Estimator job is above the national average. Topping the list is Sunnyvale, CA, with Santa Cruz, CA and Santa Rosa, CA close behind in the second and third positions. Santa Rosa, CA beats the national average by $9,649 (14.5%), and Sunnyvale, CA furthers that trend with another $11,980 (17.7%) above the $61,807 average.

Importantly, Sunnyvale, CA has a moderately active Auto Body Shop Estimator job market with only a few companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as an Auto Body Shop Estimator appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 7% between Sunnyvale, CA and Dickinson, ND, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for an Auto Body Shop Estimator role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Sunnyvale, CA$73,787$6,149$1,419$35.47
Santa Cruz, CA$73,105$6,092$1,406$35.15
Santa Rosa, CA$71,457$5,955$1,374$34.35
Williston, ND$70,017$5,835$1,346$33.66
Manhattan, NY$69,833$5,819$1,343$33.57
Barnstable Town, MA$69,292$5,774$1,333$33.31
Cambridge, MA$69,164$5,764$1,330$33.25
San Mateo, CA$68,634$5,720$1,320$33.00
Arlington, VA$68,580$5,715$1,319$32.97
Dickinson, ND$68,160$5,680$1,311$32.77

Top 5 Best Paying Related Auto Body Shop Estimator Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the Auto Body Shop Estimator job category that pay more per year than a typical Auto Body Shop Estimator salary. Top examples of these roles include: Senior Chief Estimator, Chief Estimator, and Senior Construction Estimator.

Importantly, all of these jobs are paid between $22,174 (30.4%) and $73,995 (74.9%) more than the average Auto Body Shop Estimator salary of $61,807. If you’re qualified, getting hired for one of these related Auto Body Shop Estimator jobs may help you make more money than that of the average Auto Body Shop Estimator position.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Senior Chief Estimator$135,802$11,317$2,612$65.29
Chief Estimator$115,015$9,585$2,212$55.30
Senior Construction Estimator$107,935$8,995$2,076$51.89
Senior Estimator$97,253$8,104$1,870$46.76
Lead Estimator$83,981$6,998$1,615$40.38
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Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.

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