Whenever I think of car washes and auto detailers, the old song “Working at the Car Wash” pops into my head or I am reminded of the recent Disney movie where the “Shark Slayer” comes out of obscurity from working at a car wash to save the town from the gang of sharks.
Admittedly, the idea of work in detailer jobs doesn’t have the greatest appeal to some, it can still provide a stable income and career path for many.
The depth of career positions in the industry is not as romantic as some might wish, but pay and compensation for skilled, educated detailers can reach pretty good heights – some reaching as high as $80,000 to $90,000.
So, where are these jobs and how can you get in the field?
Many car wash positions are found at local car washes. The best learning ground for most is where you can see how to do the fundamentals as well as get a glimpse into the tricks of the trade that lead to higher earnings – detailing interiors, interior repair, outside details, ozone treatments, fabric reconditioning, buffing, waxing and polishing.
Most of these functions require an apprentice period where learing the chemicals, tools, equipment and techniques can become invaluable as you expand your career and become a master at the trade.
Many detailing firms also provide outsourced services to auto dealerships. These companies can provide the full-spectrum of services and are excellent proving grounds for learning about detailer jobs and learning the trade – and becoming part of an organization that can provide a career path to site and area management. Many of these firms are growing rapidly and can provide lucrative job opportunities for ethical, hard-working employees – especially of you have management or supervisory experience.
A third alternative is to start your own detailing business. While some have made this one-person venture a success, most have found it a capital-intensive experience requiring lot’s of equipment, chemicals and knowledge. If you want to do the one-off detailing job every one in a while, that’s fine, but building a full-blown business requires lot’s of effort and investment.
If you are looking for a lucrative trade, auto detailer jobs can be a rewarding career move for many. While starting pay and responsibility may not be glamerous, high-end, knowledgeable detailers can easily make above $35,000-$40,000, and the best (who also work fast with high quality) can make twice that.
If you’re looking for a lucrative, rewarding career in the auto detailing business, visit Excelerate Automotive at [http://www.excelerateauto.com/screening.aspx] to complete an application.
Excelerate Automotive Solutions is a leading supplier of outsourced detailing and prep services for auto dealerships. The company provides quality services for new and pre-owned “make ready” services, new and pre-owned delivery prep services, a range of profit enhancing detailing services, interior and exterior treatments and repair, and high-end fleet and car detailing services.