The survey is used to determine the labor rate and billing practices in the Washington Metropolitan market (VA/MD/DC/WV). The data derived from the survey is organized by the following regions: Baltimore Area, Annapolis Area, Hagerstown Area, Washington DC, Virginia Beach Area, Charlottesville Area, Richmond Area and Roanoke Area.
The Survey asks hundreds of repair shops the following questions:
What is your retail hourly body Labor Rate?;
What is your retail hourly frame/structural Labor Rate?;
What is your retail hourly paint/refinish Labor Rate?;
What is your retail hourly paint material rate?;
Do you use a Paint & Material Calculator such as PMC Logic, Mitchell RMC or Paint Logic? (yes/no);
What is your retail hourly mechanical Labor Rate?;
Do you have a certified aluminum structural repair area?;
If yes, what is your retail hourly structural aluminum rate?;
What is your daily storage rate? Inside Outside;
What is the total number of technicians employed (body, paint and mechanical)?
See previous results below:
2015 LABOR RATE SURVEY -2015 Labor Rate Results as reported in Hammer & Dolly Magazine
2014 WMABA Labor Rate Survey Part 1 and 2: