Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
15,130 4.5 % $31.70 $65,930 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.55 $25.18 $30.53 $37.77 $45.67
Annual Wage (2) $42,740 $52,380 $63,510 $78,560 $95,000


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 11,190 0.96 $31.93 $66,420
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 3,110 0.28 $31.53 $65,570
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 310 0.05 $28.72 $59,730
Management of Companies and Enterprises 170 0.01 $30.62 $63,690
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 160 0.02 $31.04 $64,550

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 11,190 0.96 $31.93 $66,420
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 3,110 0.28 $31.53 $65,570
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 310 0.05 $28.72 $59,730
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 160 0.02 $31.04 $64,550
Management of Companies and Enterprises 170 0.01 $30.62 $63,690

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 11,190 0.96 $31.93 $66,420
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 3,110 0.28 $31.53 $65,570
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 160 0.02 $31.04 $64,550
Management of Companies and Enterprises 170 0.01 $30.62 $63,690
Automobile Dealers 40 (7) $29.43 $61,210


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 1,840 0.16 1.45 $29.72 $61,830
Florida 1,380 0.17 1.56 $29.91 $62,220
New York 810 0.09 0.82 $32.31 $67,210
Ohio 590 0.11 1.03 $30.99 $64,460
Pennsylvania 570 0.10 0.91 $31.37 $65,260




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)
Kansas 300 0.22 2.00 $33.20 $69,050
Maryland 450 0.17 1.59 $32.98 $68,590
Florida 1,380 0.17 1.56 $29.91 $62,220
Arizona 460 0.17 1.62 $32.46 $67,520
Texas 1,840 0.16 1.45 $29.72 $61,830




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indiana 180 0.06 0.57 $36.59 $76,100
Oregon 70 0.04 0.36 $35.64 $74,120
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $35.07 $72,940
Hawaii 50 0.08 0.73 $35.01 $72,810
Virginia 540 0.14 1.33 $34.50 $71,770





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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 830 0.34 3.17 $30.49 $63,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 650 0.15 1.42 $28.06 $58,360
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 470 0.36 3.38 $30.89 $64,260
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 430 0.22 2.04 $33.30 $69,270
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 360 0.14 1.33 $32.72 $68,060
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 340 0.09 0.87 $33.23 $69,110
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 340 0.12 1.07 $29.72 $61,820
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 280 0.21 1.93 $31.66 $65,860
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.18 1.64 $31.42 $65,350
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 230 0.29 2.73 $31.31 $65,130




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)
Missoula, MT 30 0.56 5.20 $32.67 $67,950
Macon, GA 40 0.45 4.14 $28.96 $60,230
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 470 0.36 3.38 $30.89 $64,260
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 830 0.34 3.17 $30.49 $63,410
Roanoke, VA 50 0.33 3.02 $28.81 $59,920
Oklahoma City, OK 180 0.29 2.73 $30.98 $64,440
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 230 0.29 2.73 $31.31 $65,130
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 160 0.27 2.53 $35.46 $73,760
Wichita, KS 60 0.22 2.00 $36.34 $75,590
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 430 0.22 2.04 $33.30 $69,270




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)
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN (8) (8) (8) $39.81 $82,800
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 0.73 $38.23 $79,510
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $37.05 $77,070
Rochester, NY 70 0.13 1.22 $36.79 $76,520
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 220 0.03 0.30 $36.73 $76,390
Wichita, KS 60 0.22 2.00 $36.34 $75,590
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 70 0.06 0.57 $35.64 $74,120
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 160 0.27 2.53 $35.46 $73,760
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $35.31 $73,450
Austin-Round Rock, TX 110 0.11 1.04 $35.15 $73,110


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017