Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
13,180 5.4 % $30.34 $63,100 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.19 $25.20 $29.65 $35.24 $42.02
Annual Wage (2) $44,080 $52,410 $61,660 $73,300 $87,390


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 9,440 0.80 $30.32 $63,070
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 3,230 0.35 $30.54 $63,520
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 260 0.04 $31.07 $64,620
Management of Companies and Enterprises 90 0.00 $27.09 $56,350
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 70 0.01 $29.75 $61,880

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 9,440 0.80 $30.32 $63,070
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 3,230 0.35 $30.54 $63,520
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 260 0.04 $31.07 $64,620
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 70 0.01 $29.75 $61,880
Management of Companies and Enterprises 90 0.00 $27.09 $56,350

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 260 0.04 $31.07 $64,620
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 3,230 0.35 $30.54 $63,520
Insurance Carriers 9,440 0.80 $30.32 $63,070
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 70 0.01 $29.75 $61,880
Management of Companies and Enterprises 90 (7) $27.09 $56,350


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 1,660 0.15 1.53 $28.88 $60,070
Florida 1,470 0.20 1.98 $28.80 $59,900
California 1,040 0.07 0.71 $32.06 $66,680
New York 920 0.11 1.07 $32.10 $66,770
Illinois 900 0.16 1.58 $29.07 $60,470




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)
Massachusetts 900 0.28 2.77 $32.28 $67,150
Alabama 460 0.25 2.53 $36.31 $75,530
Florida 1,470 0.20 1.98 $28.80 $59,900
Illinois 900 0.16 1.58 $29.07 $60,470
Texas 1,660 0.15 1.53 $28.88 $60,070




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 460 0.25 2.53 $36.31 $75,530
Missouri 200 0.08 0.76 $34.82 $72,420
Washington 90 0.03 0.33 $34.42 $71,590
Massachusetts 900 0.28 2.77 $32.28 $67,150
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $32.20 $66,980





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 670 0.18 1.82 $28.80 $59,900
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 610 0.28 2.84 $27.68 $57,570
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 450 0.37 3.68 $32.60 $67,800
Mobile, AL 410 2.44 24.52 $37.20 $77,370
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 340 0.15 1.46 $32.60 $67,810
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 310 0.17 1.68 $30.23 $62,890
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 290 0.16 1.62 $31.63 $65,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.07 0.66 $37.68 $78,380
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 250 0.29 2.91 $29.96 $62,320
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 240 0.23 2.32 $28.54 $59,370




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 410 2.44 24.52 $37.20 $77,370
Macon, GA 90 0.95 9.59 $26.53 $55,190
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 450 0.37 3.68 $32.60 $67,800
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 160 0.31 3.16 $27.72 $57,670
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 250 0.29 2.91 $29.96 $62,320
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 610 0.28 2.84 $27.68 $57,570
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 240 0.23 2.32 $28.54 $59,370
Lancaster, PA 40 0.20 2.03 $29.03 $60,380
Kansas City, MO-KS 170 0.18 1.76 $29.12 $60,570
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 670 0.18 1.82 $28.80 $59,900




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.07 0.66 $37.68 $78,380
Mobile, AL 410 2.44 24.52 $37.20 $77,370
St. Louis, MO-IL 160 0.13 1.28 $35.50 $73,830
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 50 0.10 0.98 $34.64 $72,040
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 120 0.13 1.34 $34.42 $71,600
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY (8) (8) (8) $33.62 $69,920
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $33.14 $68,930
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 110 0.11 1.14 $33.12 $68,880
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 110 0.13 1.29 $32.75 $68,130
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 340 0.15 1.46 $32.60 $67,810


About May 2013 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.

(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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014