Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
10,280 4.8 % $27.75 $57,710 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.02 $22.73 $27.03 $32.20 $37.96
Annual Wage (2) $39,550 $47,270 $56,230 $66,980 $78,950


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 6,870 0.58 $27.77 $57,770
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 160 0.03 $34.68 $72,120
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 70 0.01 $24.05 $50,030

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 6,870 0.58 $27.77 $57,770
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 160 0.03 $34.68 $72,120
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 70 0.01 $24.05 $50,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 160 0.03 $34.68 $72,120
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $30.70 $63,850
Insurance Carriers 6,870 0.58 $27.77 $57,770
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities (8) (8) $26.19 $54,470
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 70 0.01 $24.05 $50,030


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 1,160 0.12 1.42 $29.94 $62,280
California 880 0.06 0.78 $27.70 $57,620
New York 590 0.07 0.88 $29.48 $61,320
Florida 580 0.08 1.00 $25.38 $52,790
Pennsylvania 480 0.09 1.09 $27.63 $57,470




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)
Alabama 370 0.20 2.52 $34.83 $72,440
Maryland 350 0.14 1.77 $26.88 $55,910
Massachusetts 430 0.14 1.69 $32.43 $67,460
South Carolina 210 0.12 1.50 $26.93 $56,010
Kansas 160 0.12 1.48 $26.66 $55,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 370 0.20 2.52 $34.83 $72,440
Massachusetts 430 0.14 1.69 $32.43 $67,460
Connecticut 180 0.11 1.36 $30.62 $63,700
Georgia 450 0.12 1.48 $30.23 $62,880
Texas 1,160 0.12 1.42 $29.94 $62,280

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 390 0.20 2.44 $27.05 $56,270
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 390 0.11 1.36 $25.04 $52,090
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 350 0.14 1.74 $35.93 $74,740
Mobile, AL 310 1.86 23.01 $36.99 $76,940
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 300 0.18 2.25 $34.61 $71,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.08 0.98 $26.10 $54,290
Baltimore-Towson, MD 220 0.18 2.20 $26.27 $54,640
San Antonio, TX 170 0.20 2.51 $29.54 $61,450
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 170 0.17 2.15 $26.46 $55,040
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 160 0.10 1.19 $27.59 $57,390




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)
Mobile, AL 310 1.86 23.01 $36.99 $76,940
Macon, GA 50 0.61 7.52 $28.54 $59,360
Tulsa, OK 140 0.34 4.15 $22.18 $46,140
Waco, TX 30 0.33 4.04 $22.16 $46,090
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 80 0.25 3.04 $26.07 $54,230
Winston-Salem, NC 40 0.22 2.72 $28.70 $59,690
Raleigh-Cary, NC 110 0.22 2.71 $28.70 $59,700
San Antonio, TX 170 0.20 2.51 $29.54 $61,450
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 390 0.20 2.44 $27.05 $56,270
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 300 0.18 2.25 $34.61 $71,980




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)
Mobile, AL 310 1.86 23.01 $36.99 $76,940
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 350 0.14 1.74 $35.93 $74,740
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 300 0.18 2.25 $34.61 $71,980
Syracuse, NY 50 0.16 1.92 $32.86 $68,360
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.07 0.82 $32.31 $67,200
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 60 0.12 1.47 $31.31 $65,130
New Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) $30.28 $62,980
Honolulu, HI 30 0.08 1.00 $29.82 $62,020
Rochester, NY 90 0.18 2.18 $29.59 $61,560
San Antonio, TX 170 0.20 2.51 $29.54 $61,450


About May 2010 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 mean 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011