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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

13-1032 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage

Appraise automobile or other vehicle damage to determine repair costs for insurance claim settlement. Prepare insurance forms to indicate repair cost or cost estimates and recommendations. May seek agreement with automotive repair shop on repair costs.


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)
15,200 5.0 % $31.50 $65,510 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.75 $25.10 $30.06 $37.22 $45.22
Annual Wage (2) $43,170 $52,200 $62,520 $77,410 $94,060


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)
Insurance Carriers 9,960 0.85 $32.50 $67,610
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 4,560 0.39 $29.80 $61,990
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 180 0.02 $26.95 $56,050
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 180 0.02 $28.16 $58,570
Automobile Dealers 110 0.01 $32.60 $67,820

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 9,960 0.85 $32.50 $67,610
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 4,560 0.39 $29.80 $61,990
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 180 0.02 $28.16 $58,570
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 180 0.02 $26.95 $56,050
Automobile Dealers 110 0.01 $32.60 $67,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automobile Dealers 110 0.01 $32.60 $67,820
Insurance Carriers 9,960 0.85 $32.50 $67,610
Management of Companies and Enterprises 100 (7) $30.89 $64,260
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 4,560 0.39 $29.80 $61,990
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 180 0.02 $28.16 $58,570


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)
California 2,980 0.18 1.67 $31.78 $66,100
Texas 1,710 0.14 1.34 $30.66 $63,780
Florida 1,210 0.14 1.34 $29.97 $62,340
Arizona 740 0.27 2.54 $28.62 $59,530
New Jersey 720 0.18 1.69 $32.51 $67,610




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)
Nevada 660 0.49 4.68 $30.42 $63,260
Arizona 740 0.27 2.54 $28.62 $59,530
Massachusetts 680 0.19 1.80 $33.30 $69,260
Alabama 370 0.19 1.81 $29.39 $61,130
New Jersey 720 0.18 1.69 $32.51 $67,610




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Missouri 180 0.07 0.62 $44.10 $91,720
Oregon (8) (8) (8) $35.18 $73,170
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $35.10 $73,010
Virginia 320 0.08 0.80 $33.91 $70,530
Mississippi 30 0.03 0.29 $33.60 $69,890





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,340 0.22 2.08 $30.23 $62,870
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,020 0.11 1.02 $31.85 $66,250
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,010 0.28 2.69 $30.18 $62,780
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 690 0.33 3.19 $28.96 $60,240
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 640 0.65 6.19 $30.10 $62,600
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 560 0.23 2.19 $34.95 $72,690
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 490 0.19 1.80 $30.75 $63,970
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 380 0.14 1.32 $33.79 $70,290
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 370 0.14 1.32 $31.97 $66,500
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 350 0.36 3.42 $34.80 $72,390




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)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 640 0.65 6.19 $30.10 $62,600
Worcester, MA-CT 150 0.53 5.07 $35.36 $73,540
Springfield, MA-CT 120 0.37 3.55 $31.65 $65,830
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 350 0.36 3.42 $34.80 $72,390
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 690 0.33 3.19 $28.96 $60,240
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 170 0.33 3.10 $31.45 $65,420
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,010 0.28 2.69 $30.18 $62,780
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 340 0.26 2.46 $27.83 $57,880
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 350 0.24 2.27 $32.10 $66,770
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 560 0.23 2.19 $34.95 $72,690




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)
Columbia, MO (8) (8) (8) $49.75 $103,490
St. Louis, MO-IL 60 0.05 0.44 $39.72 $82,610
Syracuse, NY 60 0.19 1.80 $39.24 $81,620
Richmond, VA (8) (8) (8) $38.71 $80,520
Rochester, NY (8) (8) (8) $38.53 $80,150
Worcester, MA-CT 150 0.53 5.07 $35.36 $73,540
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $35.29 $73,400
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $35.21 $73,230
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 300 0.11 1.01 $35.08 $72,960
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 560 0.23 2.19 $34.95 $72,690

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 30 0.17 1.57 $33.25 $69,170

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 New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.57 $33.25 $69,170

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.57 $33.25 $69,170


About May 2018 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 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019