Automobile Estimator Salary

Average Automobile Estimators in the United States make around $44K per year. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men make up the vast majority of Automobile Estimators (82 percent) who took the survey. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$27,183 - $66,663
(Median)
$27K
$44K
$67K
MEDIAN: $44,424
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90%

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$9.78 - $23.49
(Median)
$9
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$27,183 - $66,663  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,199  
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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$25,537 - $64,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 - $12,199  
   
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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$25,537 - $64,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $38K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $46K. 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 $47K on average.

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Experience Affects Automobile Estimator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 36%
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