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Automobile Wrecker Salary

$42,335 (USD)

Average Salary

$20/hr

Average Hourly

$1,164

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 21, 2019

The average pay for an Automobile Wrecker is $42,335 a year and $20 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Automobile Wrecker is between $31,698 and $51,165. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Salvages usable parts from wrecked cars and trucks in auto salvage yard.
  • Dismantles vehicles, using handtools, bolt cutters, and oxyacetylene torch.
  • Cleans parts, using solvents and brush, or vapor-degreasing machine, and stores parts in bins according to condition and part number.
  • Sorts, piles, and loads scrap on railroad cars or trucks.
  • May drive tow-truck.
  • May sell automobile glass, tires, and parts.
Automobile Wrecker Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Automotive Body and Related Repairers

Job family population: 142,060

Estimated population of Automobile Wrecker jobs: 1,898

Rate of error: 1.3%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$49,078
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Automobile Wrecker Job Listings for United States

Driver - Wrecker Operator
Nov 6
Hartford, CT, USA
Reno's Auto Body and Repair
Reno's Auto-Body & Repair is accepting applications for experienced Automotive Mechanics for both full-time and part-time inquiries. Requirements: * Non-CDL driving position. * Clean driving record ...
Tow Truck Operator
Sep 5
Jersey City, NJ, USA
LOGAN AUTOMOTIVE INC
Safely operate a flatbed or wrecker tow truck * Load and unload vehicles or equipment * Properly track and document activity log * Report any issues or incidents to dispatch * Inspect truck before ...
Diesel Mechanic
Oct 22
Memphis, TN, USA
Memphis Area Transit Authority
Repair and replace bus and automotive body accessories (door engines, electrical units, glass ... Make road calls by driving a wrecker or bus. * Trouble shoots vehicular problems including ...
Mechanic - Heavy Equipment/Diesel (Marysville, MI) - Dean Transportation
Oct 30
Marysville, Michigan, USA
Dean Transportation
Operate a variety of automotive machines, mechanics tools, and equipment such as wrecker, A/C recovery recycler, injector tester, brake bleeder, various meters and gauges, tire machine, tire spreader ...
Driver - Towing & Transport
Oct 10
San Francisco, CA, USA
ATLAS TOWING SERVICES INC.
Do you have a automotive background? Do you love to drive? If you have answered YES to all those ... wrecker tow truck, or is interested in our heavy duty tow trucks! Atlas Towing Services Inc. is ...

The average pay for an Automobile Wrecker is $42,335 a year and $20 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Automobile Wrecker is between $31,698 and $51,165. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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