Nebraska Auto Body Association Completes Labor Rate Study

From  CollisionWeek ©2011.

The Nebraska Auto Body Association (NABA) has posted the results of the state-wide labor rate study the association commissioned in the fourth quarter of 2011.

The purpose of the survey conducted by commissioned ACSS, the association says, was to provide an independent validation of average rates charged throughout Nebraska. NABA supports a healthy competitive environment with reimbursements that are sufficient to indemnify claimants.

The survey asked shops to report body and refinish labor rates as well as frame rates, materials rates and itemized charges such as hazardous waste disposal and vehicle covering.

The highest average body labor rates were $53.20 in the northeast counties of the state, though the rates were closely aligned in most regions of the state with the lowest average being $51.33 in the north central region.

Frame labor showed a wider variation with a low of 65.58 in the north central region and a high of $73.25 in the south east.

The summary of the results can be downloaded from the NABA website.

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