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Thursday, 22 July 2010 18:28

Georgia Collision Industry Association Releases its Labor Rate Survey Results

The Georgia Collision Industry Association has completed and released the results of its labor rate survey.

To view the results chart in PDF format please CLICK HERE.

The results show an average year on year increase of 3.15% for 2010 over 2009 in five categories: Sheet Metal, Refinish, Mechanical, Frame, and Paint & Material. The 2009 rates had an average increase of less than 1% over 2008.

The largest increase was in the paint and material rate (4.60% over 2009) followed by the frame rate which averaged 4.1% over the prior year. The lowest increase was in the mechanical rate.

The 4th Annual GCIA Labor Rate Survey began on Monday, April 26, 2010. GCIA conducted the survey by mailing a postcard to all Metro Atlanta Shops that included a link to the online survey website. The association then followed up and called all shops in metro Atlanta. A total of 137 shops completed the online version and 154 shops were contacted by telephone for a total of 291 total survey responses.

Shop identities will not be published with the results of this survey and will remain confidential. Names were used to track demographics and ensure that only one survey was cast per Repair Facility location.  No rates were used that may exist between a repair facility and any contracted customer such as a Fleet Account or Insurance DRP Program.


The Survey was conducted by CSi Complete to ensure unbiased data collection.

The stated purpose of this survey is to provide the Georgia Insurance Commissioner’s Office with prevailing rates for labor and material so shops can be paid fairly for the work they perform.

Statement from GCIA

The GCIA Board wishes to thank all members and shops who participated in this year’s survey. Your support is greatly appreciated. If you are not yet a member of the GCIA, we encourage you to join today. Together, we can make a difference in our industry.


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