Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
59,530 2.3 % $26.53 $55,180 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.43 $17.03 $23.82 $33.56 $44.09
Annual Wage (2) $25,850 $35,430 $49,540 $69,800 $91,700


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)
Activities Related to Real Estate 24,570 4.31 $27.81 $57,850
Local Government (OES Designation) 23,860 0.44 $23.87 $49,650
State Government (OES Designation) 2,640 0.12 $26.00 $54,090
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 1,560 0.28 $32.93 $68,500
Depository Credit Intermediation 1,330 0.08 $31.18 $64,850

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Activities Related to Real Estate 24,570 4.31 $27.81 $57,850
Local Government (OES Designation) 23,860 0.44 $23.87 $49,650
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 760 0.29 $21.34 $44,400
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 1,560 0.28 $32.93 $68,500
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 810 0.13 $24.96 $51,910

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 40 0.01 $46.96 $97,690
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 700 0.03 $41.11 $85,510
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 430 0.04 $36.65 $76,230
Other Financial Investment Activities (8) (8) $35.60 $74,050
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 1,560 0.28 $32.93 $68,500


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 5,550 0.39 0.85 $33.14 $68,930
Texas 5,170 0.49 1.07 $29.50 $61,350
Florida 4,560 0.63 1.37 $25.56 $53,170
New York 3,260 0.38 0.84 $30.17 $62,750
Georgia 2,570 0.67 1.47 $22.07 $45,900




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)
Wyoming 280 0.99 2.18 $24.57 $51,110
Idaho 500 0.83 1.82 $21.65 $45,030
West Virginia 580 0.81 1.78 $18.47 $38,420
Kansas 1,040 0.78 1.72 $27.13 $56,430
Arkansas 900 0.78 1.71 $16.22 $33,740




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 180 0.27 0.59 $44.06 $91,630
California 5,550 0.39 0.85 $33.14 $68,930
Alaska 160 0.49 1.07 $32.84 $68,300
Connecticut 510 0.31 0.69 $32.63 $67,870
Nevada 610 0.54 1.18 $31.98 $66,520





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 1,610 0.77 1.68 $36.90 $76,740
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,480 0.65 1.43 $22.96 $47,760
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,430 0.82 1.78 $27.33 $56,840
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.24 0.52 $36.81 $76,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.28 0.61 $36.66 $76,240
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 920 0.65 1.43 $34.90 $72,590
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 910 0.91 2.00 $35.13 $73,060
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 860 0.32 0.71 $30.33 $63,080
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 830 0.48 1.04 $30.98 $64,450
Columbus, OH 820 0.90 1.96 $25.68 $53,410




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)
Naples-Marco Island, FL 190 1.67 3.65 $21.21 $44,120
St. George, UT 80 1.62 3.55 $30.52 $63,480
Cheyenne, WY 70 1.56 3.42 $25.63 $53,320
Bend, OR 90 1.56 3.41 $28.78 $59,860
Lake Havasu City - Kingman, AZ 70 1.52 3.32 $29.59 $61,540
Great Falls, MT 50 1.36 2.97 $18.43 $38,330
Santa Fe, NM 80 1.35 2.96 $19.49 $40,540
Pittsfield, MA 40 1.28 2.79 $21.53 $44,790
Pine Bluff, AR 40 1.28 2.79 $13.83 $28,760
Jackson, TN 70 1.23 2.69 $23.60 $49,090