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Automobile Estimator Salary

Pay for Automobile Estimators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $43K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Male Automobile Estimators far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by just over two-fifths. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$25,816 - $63,894
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MEDIAN: $42,525
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$9.75 - $22.58
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$25,816 - $63,894  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,080  
Commission
$-0.50 - $23,270  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,706 - $63,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.75 - $22.58  
   
Overtime
$12.60 - $43.28  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,080  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $23,270  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$25,706 - $63,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 43
United States (change)

Job Description for Automobile Estimator

  • Inspect vehicle requiring repair to identify nature and extent of damage.
  • Compare cost of repairs to value of the car to decide if repairs are cost efficient.
  • Work with auto repair shops to determine the cost of parts and labor to repair a car.
  • Complete insurance paperwork explaining required repairs and price estimates.

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Pay by Experience Level for Automobile Estimator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $38K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $45K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $51K in this role. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $47K on average.

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Experience Affects Automobile Estimator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 33%