Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
16,150 4.5 % $31.10 $64,680 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.44 $24.66 $29.86 $37.07 $44.96
Annual Wage (2) $42,520 $51,280 $62,100 $77,110 $93,510


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 11,280 0.97 $31.74 $66,030
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 4,050 0.36 $29.78 $61,950
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 270 0.04 $27.88 $57,990
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 180 0.02 $28.66 $59,620
Management of Companies and Enterprises 170 0.01 $31.51 $65,540

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 11,280 0.97 $31.74 $66,030
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 4,050 0.36 $29.78 $61,950
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 270 0.04 $27.88 $57,990
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 180 0.02 $28.66 $59,620
Management of Companies and Enterprises 170 0.01 $31.51 $65,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 11,280 0.97 $31.74 $66,030
Management of Companies and Enterprises 170 0.01 $31.51 $65,540
Automobile Dealers 80 0.01 $30.28 $62,990
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 4,050 0.36 $29.78 $61,950
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 180 0.02 $28.66 $59,620


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 3,360 0.20 1.78 $31.33 $65,160
Texas 1,830 0.15 1.36 $28.82 $59,940
Florida 1,580 0.19 1.66 $29.18 $60,690
New Jersey 1,090 0.27 2.41 $33.59 $69,870
New York 700 0.08 0.67 $32.49 $67,570




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)
New Jersey 1,090 0.27 2.41 $33.59 $69,870
Arizona 560 0.21 1.84 $30.38 $63,200
California 3,360 0.20 1.78 $31.33 $65,160
Florida 1,580 0.19 1.66 $29.18 $60,690
Alabama 370 0.19 1.69 $31.35 $65,220




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Missouri 280 0.10 0.87 $43.17 $89,790
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $38.14 $79,330
Hawaii 50 0.07 0.66 $35.30 $73,410
Oregon (8) (8) (8) $35.05 $72,900
Maine (8) (8) (8) $34.49 $71,750



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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-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.27 2.34 $30.04 $62,480
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 810 0.32 2.86 $28.29 $58,840
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 670 0.10 0.88 $32.13 $66,830
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 580 0.45 3.97 $29.13 $60,590
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 510 0.26 2.27 $31.05 $64,580
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 470 0.49 4.31 $34.64 $72,060
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 450 0.45 3.94 $27.41 $57,020
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 420 0.29 2.59 $32.03 $66,630
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 340 0.12 1.03 $31.01 $64,490
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 340 0.25 2.20 $31.45 $65,410


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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)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 470 0.49 4.31 $34.64 $72,060
Worcester, MA-CT 130 0.45 3.97 $34.01 $70,730
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 580 0.45 3.97 $29.13 $60,590
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 450 0.45 3.94 $27.41 $57,020
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 190 0.35 3.10 $32.73 $68,080
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 260 0.32 2.85 $31.27 $65,040
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 810 0.32 2.86 $28.29 $58,840
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 420 0.29 2.59 $32.03 $66,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.27 2.34 $30.04 $62,480
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 510 0.26 2.27 $31.05 $64,580


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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) $53.96 $112,240
Syracuse, NY 70 0.22 1.92 $38.29 $79,650
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 300 0.26 2.28 $37.15 $77,260
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $36.77 $76,480
St. Louis, MO-IL 140 0.10 0.91 $36.60 $76,140
Rochester, NY 80 0.16 1.37 $36.53 $75,980
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 70 0.09 0.82 $36.48 $75,880
Portland-South Portland, ME (8) (8) (8) $35.59 $74,020
Urban Honolulu, HI 50 0.10 0.90 $35.30 $73,410
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $35.17 $73,160


About May 2017 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.

(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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018