Employment Outlook

Job opportunities are many for Collision Repair Technicians. With the advanced technology of today’s automobiles, many shops take a team approach to repair much like an assembly line. We have prep people, frame repairmen, metal workers, plastic repairmen and painters. These are the technicians, but let’s not forget about the people who estimate and appraise collision damage for the shop or for the insurance companies.

The industry is in need of young, bright, highly motivated individuals who possess creative, artistic talents that will allow them to become the craftsman needed to repair these new vehicles.

In this area, the average skilled technician earns between $7.00 and $10.00 per hour. The average starting wage for students released on co-op is approximately $6.15 per hour.