Automobile Estimator Salary

Pay for Automobile Estimators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $45K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and over a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by half. Male Automobile Estimators far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$28,060 - $71,671
(Median)
$28K
$45K
$72K
MEDIAN: $45,346
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$9.85 - $23.00
(Median)
$9
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,060 - $71,671  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,186  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Commission
$-0.50 - $23,839  
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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$25,631 - $67,827  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.85 - $23.00  
   
Overtime
$7.30 - $42.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,186  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $23,839  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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).
)
$25,631 - $67,827  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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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.

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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 $37K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $48K. For Automobile Estimators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $51K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Automobile Estimators report making only $50K on average.

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Experience Affects Automobile Estimator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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