Automobile Estimator Salary

Automobile Estimators in the United States take home approximately $44K annually on average. Automobile Estimators who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 84 percent. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, over a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by a little less than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Automobile Estimators. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$27,183 - $66,787

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$9.78 - $23.49

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$27,183 - $66,787  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,218  
Commission
$-0.50 - $23,672  
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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$25,537 - $65,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.78 - $23.49  
   
Overtime
$7.21 - $43.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,218  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $23,672  
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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$25,537 - $65,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $38K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $47K. Automobile Estimators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. Automobile Estimators who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $46K.

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Experience Affects Automobile Estimator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 35%
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