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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

13-2020 Property Appraisers and Assessors

This occupation includes the 2018 SOC occupations 13-2022 Appraisers of Personal and Business Property and 13-2023 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate.


National estimates for Property Appraisers and Assessors
Industry profile for Property Appraisers and Assessors
Geographic profile for Property Appraisers and Assessors

National estimates for Property Appraisers and Assessors:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Property Appraisers and Assessors:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
58,340 2.2 % $ 33.68 $ 70,050 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Property Appraisers and Assessors:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.08 $ 22.62 $ 29.49 $ 38.97 $ 58.07
Annual Wage (2) $ 35,520 $ 47,040 $ 61,340 $ 81,050 $ 120,790


Industry profile for Property Appraisers and Assessors:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Property Appraisers and Assessors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 25,110 0.47 $ 30.22 $ 62,850
Real Estate 17,850 1.07 $ 36.66 $ 76,250
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 2,250 0.11 $ 42.62 $ 88,640
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 2,190 0.29 $ 26.69 $ 55,500
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,900 0.09 $ 31.22 $ 64,950

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Property Appraisers and Assessors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Real Estate 17,850 1.07 $ 36.66 $ 76,250
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 25,110 0.47 $ 30.22 $ 62,850
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 1,800 0.29 $ 38.46 $ 79,990
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 2,190 0.29 $ 26.69 $ 55,500
Oil and Gas Extraction 150 0.14 $ 57.52 $ 119,640

Top paying industries for Property Appraisers and Assessors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 60 0.02 $ 59.47 $ 123,690
Oil and Gas Extraction 150 0.14 $ 57.52 $ 119,640
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 610 0.03 $ 47.88 $ 99,590
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 750 0.05 $ 46.52 $ 96,750
Postal Service (federal government) 50 0.01 $ 46.14 $ 95,970


Geographic profile for Property Appraisers and Assessors:

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



Map of employment of property appraisers and assessors by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Property Appraisers and Assessors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 5,400 0.44 1.07 $ 40.19 $ 83,580
California 5,060 0.31 0.74 $ 40.51 $ 84,260
Florida 4,890 0.57 1.37 $ 30.51 $ 63,470
New York 3,180 0.37 0.88 $ 38.01 $ 79,060
Georgia 2,150 0.49 1.18 $ 30.24 $ 62,900


Map of location quotient of property appraisers and assessors by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Property Appraisers and Assessors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 400 1.41 3.41 $ 24.49 $ 50,930
South Dakota 430 1.03 2.48 $ 24.85 $ 51,690
Kansas 1,130 0.84 2.03 $ 26.08 $ 54,250
West Virginia 470 0.72 1.74 $ 23.30 $ 48,460
Iowa 1,060 0.72 1.73 $ 38.37 $ 79,800


Map of annual mean wages of property appraisers and assessors by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Property Appraisers and Assessors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 110 0.17 0.41 $ 48.77 $ 101,440
Maine 340 0.58 1.39 $ 48.14 $ 100,120
New Jersey 830 0.22 0.52 $ 43.71 $ 90,910
Minnesota 1,720 0.63 1.52 $ 42.93 $ 89,300
Washington 950 0.30 0.71 $ 41.54 $ 86,410



Map of employment of property appraisers and assessors by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Property Appraisers and Assessors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,240 0.26 0.62 $ 42.69 $ 88,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,150 0.38 0.91 $ 40.71 $ 84,670
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,480 0.51 1.24 $ 45.64 $ 94,920
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,200 0.28 0.69 $ 42.57 $ 88,550
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,170 0.45 1.09 $ 31.69 $ 65,910
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,150 0.47 1.13 $ 36.08 $ 75,040
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,130 0.62 1.49 $ 47.42 $ 98,630
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,110 0.53 1.27 $ 24.31 $ 50,560
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,080 0.30 0.73 $ 40.77 $ 84,800
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 870 0.33 0.79 $ 35.14 $ 73,090


Map of location quotient of property appraisers and assessors by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Property Appraisers and Assessors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ames, IA 60 1.24 2.99 $ 39.48 $ 82,110
Punta Gorda, FL 60 1.24 2.99 $ 24.15 $ 50,230
Santa Fe, NM 70 1.23 2.98 $ 24.58 $ 51,130
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 40 1.21 2.92 $ 19.54 $ 40,640
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 410 1.14 2.76 $ 37.63 $ 78,270
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 80 1.04 2.52 (8) (8)
Beckley, WV 40 1.01 2.43 $ 23.85 $ 49,600
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 30 0.92 2.22 $ 34.26 $ 71,250
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 100 0.89 2.15 $ 25.20 $ 52,420
Fort Smith, AR-OK 90 0.86 2.09 $ 22.02 $ 45,800