Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
60,290 2.5 % $28.08 $58,400 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.00 $17.98 $24.93 $35.42 $46.67
Annual Wage (2) $27,040 $37,400 $51,860 $73,680 $97,080


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 23,960 3.77 $29.10 $60,530
Local Government (OES Designation) 23,330 0.44 $25.03 $52,060
State Government (OES Designation) 2,460 0.11 $27.51 $57,220
Depository Credit Intermediation 1,730 0.11 $37.56 $78,130
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 1,660 0.28 $32.88 $68,390

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 23,960 3.77 $29.10 $60,530
Local Government (OES Designation) 23,330 0.44 $25.03 $52,060
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 1,030 0.36 $26.04 $54,150
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 1,660 0.28 $32.88 $68,390
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 1,030 0.16 $27.68 $57,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 50 0.01 $44.82 $93,230
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 50 0.01 $44.11 $91,740
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 680 0.03 $42.52 $88,440
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 180 0.02 $38.22 $79,500
Depository Credit Intermediation 1,730 0.11 $37.56 $78,130


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 5,650 0.49 1.12 $31.41 $65,340
California 4,380 0.28 0.65 $37.37 $77,740
Florida 3,880 0.49 1.12 $24.04 $49,990
New York 3,420 0.38 0.87 $29.11 $60,550
Georgia 2,650 0.65 1.48 $22.49 $46,770



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)
Wyoming 240 0.86 1.96 $24.94 $51,870
South Dakota 350 0.85 1.95 $28.66 $59,610
West Virginia 580 0.82 1.89 $19.56 $40,680
Minnesota 2,270 0.82 1.88 $32.30 $67,190
Colorado 1,820 0.74 1.70 $31.01 $64,500



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $44.18 $91,890
Connecticut 750 0.45 1.03 $40.03 $83,250
California 4,380 0.28 0.65 $37.37 $77,740
Alaska 150 0.46 1.06 $35.60 $74,060
New Jersey 1,680 0.43 0.99 $33.35 $69,370




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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,800 0.28 0.64 $29.10 $60,520
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,610 0.85 1.95 $34.49 $71,730
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,600 0.65 1.48 $24.07 $50,060
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,420 0.40 0.91 $27.91 $58,050
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,210 0.52 1.18 $37.93 $78,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,200 0.29 0.67 $39.24 $81,620
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,090 0.37 0.85 $34.40 $71,550
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,000 0.73 1.66 $29.83 $62,050
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 950 0.51 1.16 $27.43 $57,060
St. Louis, MO-IL 890 0.67 1.53 $34.38 $71,500