Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
58,880 2.4 % $29.25 $60,830 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.67 $18.89 $25.97 $36.65 $48.90
Annual Wage (2) $28,440 $39,280 $54,010 $76,240 $101,710


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)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 23,770 0.44 $26.34 $54,800
Real Estate 23,320 1.48 $30.36 $63,140
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,340 0.11 $28.73 $59,750
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 2,150 0.11 $37.54 $78,090
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 1,810 0.29 $32.34 $67,270

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Real Estate 23,320 1.48 $30.36 $63,140
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 23,770 0.44 $26.34 $54,800
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 1,810 0.29 $32.34 $67,270
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 1,190 0.17 $28.94 $60,190
Land Subdivision 50 0.14 $26.54 $55,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 50 0.01 $44.88 $93,350
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 630 0.03 $44.18 $91,890
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 110 0.01 $38.94 $81,000
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 2,150 0.11 $37.54 $78,090
Management of Companies and Enterprises 700 0.03 $35.51 $73,850


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 5,210 0.44 1.06 $30.16 $62,730
California 4,570 0.27 0.66 $38.97 $81,050
Florida 4,330 0.51 1.24 $26.04 $54,160
New York 2,930 0.32 0.77 $30.81 $64,080
Georgia 2,710 0.63 1.52 $25.06 $52,120




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)
West Virginia 700 1.02 2.47 $19.57 $40,700
Rhode Island 390 0.82 1.99 $27.93 $58,100
New Mexico 650 0.81 1.96 $20.03 $41,660
South Dakota 330 0.78 1.88 $24.18 $50,300
Wyoming 200 0.73 1.77 $24.67 $51,300




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) $46.10 $95,890
California 4,570 0.27 0.66 $38.97 $81,050
Iowa 790 0.51 1.25 $38.01 $79,070
New Jersey 1,200 0.30 0.72 $37.77 $78,560
Alaska 160 0.50 1.22 $37.56 $78,130



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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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,760 0.67 1.62 $27.73 $57,680
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.52 1.25 $36.05 $74,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,190 0.27 0.65 $39.57 $82,310
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,190 0.61 1.49 $36.72 $76,380
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.32 0.76 $26.39 $54,890
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,140 0.17 0.41 $35.75 $74,360
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,030 0.35 0.85 $31.14 $64,780
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 850 0.62 1.50 $30.47 $63,380
St. Louis, MO-IL 830 0.61 1.49 $29.36 $61,070
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 800 0.62 1.51 $26.41 $54,930


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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)
St. George, UT 90 1.45 3.52 $21.19 $44,080
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 50 1.18 2.86 $22.49 $46,780
Ocean City, NJ 40 1.11 2.69 $34.04 $70,810
Provo-Orem, UT 250 1.10 2.66 $22.07 $45,910
Hot Springs, AR 40 1.10 2.65 $20.18 $41,980
Charleston, WV 120 1.10 2.67 $20.67 $42,990
Salem, OR 180 1.09 2.64 $37.62 $78,240
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 50 1.08 2.61 $22.30 $46,390
Tyler, TX 100 1.04 2.51 $24.52 $50,990
Roanoke, VA 160 1.04 2.53 $26.96 $56,070


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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)
Barnstable Town, MA 60 0.57 1.37 $51.96 $108,080
Santa Rosa, CA 140 0.71 1.73 $51.15 $106,390
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.16 0.39 $47.80 $99,420
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.26 0.64 $44.13 $91,790
Akron, OH (8) (8) (8) $43.03 $89,490
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 620 0.38 0.93 $42.36 $88,110
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA (8) (8) (8) $41.51 $86,340
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 580 0.45 1.08 $41.25 $85,800
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 220 0.20 0.49 $40.92 $85,110
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 790 0.43 1.04 $40.42 $84,080

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)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 440 1.63 3.95 $24.50 $50,960
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 200 1.77 4.29 $17.56 $36,530
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 190 1.07 2.58 $22.71 $47,230
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.29 3.12 $20.16 $41,940
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 180 1.56 3.78 $27.92 $58,080

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)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 200 1.77 4.29 $17.56 $36,530
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area 30 1.71 4.14 $33.20 $69,050
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area 60 1.67 4.05 $19.85 $41,280
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 40 1.67 4.05 $17.35 $36,080
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 440 1.63 3.95 $24.50 $50,960

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)
Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland nonmetropolitan area 40 0.75 1.82 $35.95 $74,780
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.51 1.23 $34.57 $71,910
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area 30 1.71 4.14 $33.20 $69,050
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $30.63 $63,710
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 70 0.32 0.79 $30.16 $62,740


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