Vehicle Body Repairer

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Vehicle body repairers, also known as panel beaters or body repair technicians, cover all aspects of mending and replacing of accident damaged vehicles including chassis alignment techniques and replacing body panels.

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The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries may be based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW). At present the apprentice rate, for those aged under 19 or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship, is £4.81 an hour (1 April 2022). Apprentices may earn between £7,400 to £13,000 a year.

A qualified vehicle body repairer may earn around £20,000 a year. You can increase this by overtime and bonuses. More experienced motor professionals can earn up to around £40,000 a year.


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Career Area

Garage Services

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Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

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