What does an Auto Detailer do?

Detailers provide interior and exterior cleaning services to automobiles. They are responsible for anything from a simple wash and vacuum to a more extensive cleaning job that could include hand-washing a vehicle, steaming and deodorizing interiors, waxing, polishing, or applying protective agents to a car. Detailers operate machinery, including buffers, steamers, hoses, vacuums, and other equipment to meet service expectations. They use cleaning, protective, and restorative agents to maintain and enhance a vehicle’s appearance.

Detailers perform inspections and keep complete and accurate records of the vehicle’s condition. They move and park the cars, deliver them to correct locations, and sometimes pick owners and drivers up. Detailers manage inventory and record supplies and need a high school diploma or equivalent in a valid state driver's license with a clean driving record. They also need successful completion of automotive tech or other training programs alongside attention to detail and excellent customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills.

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Auto Detailer Salaries

Average Base Pay

£29,708 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£18K
Median: £30K
£48K
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Auto Detailer Career Path

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Mike's CarwashMike's Carwash
Wash Associate
17 Feb 2021

“3. Corporate acts like this job’s pay is amazing...spoiler alert: it’s not.”

Carstar StrongsvilleCarstar Strongsville
Car Detailer
4 Jan 2021

“Great people work there but the owners don't even know whats going on daily.”

Teph SealTeph Seal
Detail Manager
15 Aug 2021

“Not really any I can think of other than if you’re a manager you can decide your schedule but then again not really.”

Sell and ParkerSell and Parker
Detailer
16 Jan 2020

“pay was decent but not worth it”

Car SpaCar Spa
Car Detailer
5 Nov 2020

“Good pay but not worth it”

EnterpriseEnterprise
Auto Detailer
7 Aug 2021

“Management is young and i know the job better than them.”

Dhruva Interactive
Vehicle Artist
4 Sep 2021

“Lots titles to work and good decipline working culture.”

Branson Collision Center
Automotive Detailer
24 May 2021

“Pay is good and they don't hesitate reward you for work well done.”

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