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Shop Estimator Salary

$33,493 (USD)

Average Salary

$16/hr

Average Hourly

$797

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 08, 2019

The average pay for a Shop Estimator is $33,493 a year and $16 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Shop Estimator is between $25,691 and $39,866. 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:
  • Estimates cost of repairing damaged automobile and truck bodies, on basis of visual inspection of vehicle and familiarity with standard parts, costs, and labor rates: examines damaged vehicle for dents, scratches, broken glass, and other areas requiring repair, replacement, or repainting.
  • Sights along fenders to detect frame damage, or positions vehicle in frame-aligning rig that indicates location and extent of misalignment.
  • Examines interior for evidence of fire or water damage to upholstery and appointments.
  • Determines feasibility of repair or replacement of parts, such as bumpers, fenders, and doors, according to familiarity with relative costs and extent of damage.
  • Computes cost of replacement parts and labor to restore vehicle to condition specified by customer, using standard labor and parts cost manuals.
  • Enters itemized estimate on job order card or estimate form and explains estimate to customer.
  • May estimate cost of mechanical, electrical, or other repairs where shop performs both body work and mechanical servicing of vehicles automobile-repair-service estimator.
  • May estimate cost of repainting, converting vehicles to special purposes, or customizing undamaged vehicles, depending on specialty of shop.
Shop Estimator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

Job family population: 131,690

Estimated population of Shop Estimator jobs: 5,089

Rate of error: 2.0%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$38,828
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Shop Estimator Job Listings for United States

Body Shop Estimator & Technicians
Nov 29
Uniontown, PA, USA
Tri Star Auto Group
Tri-Star Chevrolet is seeking applicants for a Licensed Body Shop Estimator and body shop technicians at our Uniontown dealership. We offer: * a full-time position * competitive salary * health ...
Body Shop Estimator
Nov 14
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Melloy Nissan
7707 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 AUTOMOTIVE BODY SHOP ESTIMATOR At least 2 Years' Experience Required Walk-in Applicants are Welcome! Melloy Nissan is the oldest Nissan dealer in the ...
Body Shop Estimator
Nov 17
Alexandria, United States
Andrews Cadillac
Body Shop Estimator Every employee with Andrews Cadillac is absolutely critical to its success. Andrews Cadillac has been a family-owned and operated business since 1979. Our rapid growth and fast ...
Automotive Body Shop Estimator
Nov 8
Euless, TX, USA
Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting
Automotive Body Shop Estimator Maaco is looking for an experienced damage evaluator/ estimator. We are a high-volume body shop seeking a SALES oriented, highly motivated professional to write repair ...
Automotive Body Shop Estimator Ray Laethem Motor Village - Grosse Pointe, Michigan, US
Oct 24
Grosse Pointe, United States
Ray Laethem
Automotive Body Shop Estimator Ray Laethem Motor Village​ Greet customers and quickly assess their needs understanding the difficulty of their situation. Customer service is a top priority; it ...

The average pay for a Shop Estimator is $33,493 a year and $16 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Shop Estimator is between $25,691 and $39,866. 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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