Collision industry needs 12,000 technicians to replace workers who leave the industry. The Executive Summary of the collision repair industry Snapshot Survey, co-sponsored by the Collision Repair Education Foundation and I-CAR, is now available. The summary provides an in-depth look at current industry data as well as running trends based on previous survey results dating back to 1995. These trends give a crucial look at the current direction of the industry as it relates to important data points including technician age, turnover, income and more.
The survey, which is conducted every three years, is distributed electronically to more than 20,000 shop owners and managers. This year some 630 collison repair business responded, representing more than 4,500 technicians.