Auto body repairers are below average when it comes to happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, auto body repairers rate their career happiness 3.0 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 32% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy auto body repairers are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Freight and cargo inspector
3.1
$80k
Carpenter
3.0
$48k
Cabinetmaker
3.0
$38k
Avionics technician
3.0
$69k
Metal caster
3.0
$46k
Auto body repairer
3.0
$47k
Power plant operator
3.0
$81k
Auto repair technician
3.0
$47k
Construction manager
3.0
$99k
HVAC technician
3.0
$49k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are auto body repairers happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do auto body repairers find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as auto body repairers?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are auto body repairer’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are auto body repairers making the best use of their abilities?

Are auto body repairers happy with their salary?

Auto body repairers rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.7/5. Auto body repairers tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

We asked auto body repairers how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

2.7 out of 5 stars

208 auto body repairers

5 Star
9%

9% of auto body repairers rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
18%

18% of auto body repairers rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
31%

31% of auto body repairers rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
23%

23% of auto body repairers rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
19%

19% of auto body repairers rated their compensation 1 stars

Do auto body repairers find their jobs meaningful?

On average, auto body repairers rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.6/5. While most auto body repairers aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

We asked auto body repairers how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

2.6 out of 5 stars

209 auto body repairers

5 Star
7%

7% of auto body repairers rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
19%

19% of auto body repairers rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of auto body repairers rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
25%

25% of auto body repairers rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
24%

24% of auto body repairers rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as auto body repairers?

Auto body repairers rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.6/5. The majority of auto body repairers find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked auto body repairers how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.6 out of 5 stars

224 auto body repairers

5 Star
25%

25% of auto body repairers rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
34%

34% of auto body repairers rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of auto body repairers rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
11%

11% of auto body repairers rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
6%

6% of auto body repairers rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is an auto body repairer’s work environment?

As a whole, auto body repairers rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.2/5. Most of them tend to enjoy, or at least not be actively bothered by, their work environment.

We asked auto body repairers how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.2 out of 5 stars

221 auto body repairers

5 Star
16%

16% of auto body repairers rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
29%

29% of auto body repairers rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of auto body repairers rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
17%

17% of auto body repairers rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
10%

10% of auto body repairers rated their work environment 1 stars

Are auto body repairers making the best use of their abilities?

Former auto body repairers on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.1/5. Most auto body repairers are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

We asked auto body repairers how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.1 out of 5 stars

223 auto body repairers

5 Star
16%

16% of auto body repairers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
27%

27% of auto body repairers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of auto body repairers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
20%

20% of auto body repairers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
13%

13% of auto body repairers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars