Learn about the types of people who become auto body repairers. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


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Employment Type Mix, 2023

65% of auto body repairers work in full-time roles while 35% work part-time.

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Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2023

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming an auto body repairer. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More men than women are interested in becoming auto body repairers at a ratio of 5.76 to 1.

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Actual Gender Mix, 2023

9% of auto body repairers are female and 91% are male.

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Gender Bias, 2023

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being an auto body repairer and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming an auto body repairer and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are more women interested in becoming an auto body repairer than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.

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Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of auto body repairers are White, making up 74% of the population. The next highest segments are Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish and Black or African American, making up 9% and 8% respectively.