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Automobile Estimator Salary

For Automobile Estimators, annual average wages total $43K per year. Male Automobile Estimators far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Most Automobile Estimators report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a majority have medical coverage and more than two-fifths have dental coverage, more than a third claim no health benefits at all. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$26,182 - $65,679
(Median)
$26K
$43K
$66K
MEDIAN: $43,167
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90%

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$9.77 - $22.40
(Median)
$9
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$26,182 - $65,679  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,318  
Commission
$-0.50 - $23,489  
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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$25,921 - $64,259  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 127
National Hourly Rate 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$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.77 - $22.40  
   
Overtime
$7.30 - $42.66  
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.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,318  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $23,489  
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).
)
$25,921 - $64,259  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $38K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $45K. Automobile Estimators bring in $50K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $46K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Automobile Estimator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

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
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 35%
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