Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate

Appraise real property and estimate its fair value. May assess taxes in accordance with prescribed schedules.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
62,560 2.2 % $26.07 $54,230 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.46 $16.74 $23.32 $32.42 $43.58
Annual Wage (2) $25,920 $34,830 $48,500 $67,440 $90,650


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Activities Related to Real Estate 25,990 4.81 $27.54 $57,270
Local Government (OES Designation) 25,450 0.46 $23.31 $48,490
State Government (OES Designation) 3,010 0.13 $25.84 $53,740
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 1,580 0.28 $31.30 $65,100
Depository Credit Intermediation 1,300 0.08 $30.99 $64,460

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Activities Related to Real Estate 25,990 4.81 $27.54 $57,270
Local Government (OES Designation) 25,450 0.46 $23.31 $48,490
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 1,580 0.28 $31.30 $65,100
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 690 0.25 $24.87 $51,730
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 890 0.15 $28.40 $59,060

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 70 0.01 $45.90 $95,480
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 700 0.04 $41.86 $87,070
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 40 0.01 $38.04 $79,120
Management of Companies and Enterprises 400 0.02 $33.35 $69,370
Other Financial Investment Activities 50 0.01 $32.38 $67,340


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 5,020 0.50 1.01 $25.88 $53,840
California 5,010 0.36 0.73 $34.63 $72,040
Florida 4,730 0.67 1.35 $23.99 $49,910
New York 3,490 0.42 0.85 $29.76 $61,890
Georgia 2,790 0.75 1.52 $22.95 $47,730




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 520 0.90 1.83 $24.93 $51,850
Idaho 530 0.90 1.83 $21.27 $44,250
Wyoming 240 0.89 1.80 $24.23 $50,410
New Mexico 690 0.88 1.80 $20.06 $41,730
Arkansas 960 0.85 1.73 $16.26 $33,820




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 5,010 0.36 0.73 $34.63 $72,040
Nevada 560 0.50 1.02 $33.45 $69,570
Alaska 180 0.57 1.16 $32.85 $68,320
New Jersey 1,530 0.41 0.83 $31.79 $66,130
Washington 1,210 0.45 0.91 $31.37 $65,250

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,750 0.49 1.00 $28.97 $60,250
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,710 0.78 1.58 $25.71 $53,480
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,530 0.31 0.62 $37.46 $77,920
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,520 0.76 1.54 $31.81 $66,160
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,200 0.72 1.46 $27.37 $56,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.31 0.62 $42.88 $89,190
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,000 0.81 1.64 $24.12 $50,160
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 820 0.86 1.74 $28.58 $59,440
St. Louis, MO-IL 790 0.63 1.27 (8) (8)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 770 0.46 0.93 $29.04 $60,400




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Punta Gorda, FL 90 2.40 4.87 $17.39 $36,170
Palm Coast, FL 40 2.20 4.47 $17.99 $37,420
Naples-Marco Island, FL 230 2.14 4.35 $19.46 $40,480
Roanoke, VA 250 1.72 3.49 $19.59 $40,740
Topeka, KS 180 1.66 3.36 $25.05 $52,100
Great Falls, MT 60 1.61 3.27 $21.56 $44,840
Salem, OR 220 1.54 3.12 $30.28 $62,980
Wenatchee, WA 60 1.48 3.00 $21.43 $44,580
St. George, UT 70 1.48 3.00 $17.85 $37,130
Casper, WY 50 1.42 2.88 $26.24 $54,580




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.31 0.62 $42.88 $89,190
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.31 0.63 $39.51 $82,180
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 70 0.39 0.78 $37.50 $78,000
Anchorage, AK 100 0.61 1.25 $37.50 $78,000
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,530 0.31 0.62 $37.46 $77,920
Boulder, CO 80 0.51 1.03 $36.47 $75,860
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 670 0.49 0.99 $35.98 $74,840
Salisbury, MD 30 0.61 1.24 $35.90 $74,660
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 190 0.23 0.46 $35.81 $74,490
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $35.54 $73,930

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 260 1.35 2.74 $23.29 $48,450
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 230 1.24 2.52 $19.74 $41,060
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 230 0.60 1.22 $19.54 $40,640
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 230 1.22 2.48 $22.88 $47,600
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 220 0.80 1.62 $21.22 $44,140

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area 50 2.79 5.67 $18.07 $37,580
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 140 2.05 4.16 $16.09 $33,460
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 180 1.82 3.69 $23.33 $48,530
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 70 1.61 3.26 $20.89 $43,440
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 30 1.60 3.25 $15.15 $31,510

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $35.79 $74,440
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $33.67 $70,030
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $32.45 $67,490
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 120 1.23 2.50 $30.01 $62,420
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 130 1.08 2.19 $28.58 $59,440


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011