Automobile Estimator Salary

Commissions form a big slice (slightly less than a third) of total compensation for Automobile Estimators. The median income in this area hovers around $48K. For the most part, Automobile Estimators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, over a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by around two in five. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,455 - $71,991
$30K
$49K
$72K
MEDIAN: $48,904
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50%
90%

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$10.26 - $23.67
$10
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $15.21
10%
50%
90%

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$0$71K
Salary $30,455 - $71,991
Bonus $0.00 - $11,745
Commission $-0.50 - $20,203
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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$27,893 - $69,517
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 137
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $10.26 - $23.67
Overtime $17.88 - $34.59
Annual Data $0$69K
Bonus $0.00 - $11,745
Commission $-0.50 - $20,203
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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$27,893 - $69,517
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 59

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Job Description for Automobile Estimator

An automobile estimator usually works at a automobile repair shop or other facility that handles repairs; they may also work for an insurance company. The estimator evaluates the damage to cars that have been in accidents or otherwise sustained damages to prepare a quote for the customer related to repair costs. They also communicate with insurance companies to determine what repair costs may be covered. When the work is done, the automobile estimator conducts a consultation with the client to make sure that the customer is satisfied with the work performed. Automobile estimators generally work during regular business hours, although they may be required to work alternative hours (including weekends) depending on the hours their shop is open.

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Automobile Estimator Tasks

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Automobile Estimator


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Automobile Estimators who transition into an upper level Automobile Damage Estimator position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Automobile Damage Estimator makes $45K a year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Automobile Estimator

Pay by Experience for an Automobile Estimator has a positive trend. An entry-level Automobile Estimator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 84 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Automobile Estimator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Automobile Estimator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 45 salaries. An Automobile Estimator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 37 salaries.

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Key Stats for Automobile Estimator

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Automobile Estimator Salaries

Late-Career
▲17%

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 38%
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