Estimator, Automobile Damage Salary

An average Automobile Damage Estimator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $48K annually. Overall incomes of Automobile Damage Estimators — including $13K bonuses, $20K profit sharing proceeds, and $42K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $30K and $67K. While experience level and the specific company impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Some workers in this field — over a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by close to two-fifths. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Automobile Damage Estimators greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$29,064 - $67,315
$29K
$48K
$67K
MEDIAN: $48,114
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$12.28 - $25.93
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,064 - $67,315  
   
Bonus
$96.35 - $12,508  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,273  
Commission
$721 - $42,070  
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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$30,087 - $67,254  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 297
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.28 - $25.93  
   
Overtime
$16.81 - $40.45  
National Annualized 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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$96.35 - $12,508  
   
Commission
$721 - $42,070  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,273  
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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$30,087 - $67,254  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 140

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Job Description for Estimator, Automobile Damage

An automobile damage estimator estimates how much it will cost to repair the damages to a vehicle. Estimators often work for collision shops, and they may complete work in a combination of an office, outdoors, inside the shop, or (in some cases) house visits. The automobile damage estimator uses their knowledge of automobiles and automobile repair to estimate the cost of damages and communicate them to the customer. They must address any questions or concerns that the customer has about the process to ensure they are satisfied with the estimates. After developing an estimate, the automobile damage estimator notifies the mechanic so that the damages can be repaired immediately, if the client chooses to proceed. Before the car is given back to the customer, the estimator needs to make sure that the work is complete and satisfactory. All bills must be reviewed for accuracy.

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Estimator, Automobile Damage Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Estimator, Automobile Damage


Automobile Damage Estimators generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Product Marketing, Operations Management, People Management, and Insurance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 9 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Sales. The majority of those who know Customer Relations also know Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Estimator, Automobile Damage

Pay by Experience for an Estimator, Automobile Damage has a positive trend. An entry-level Estimator, Automobile Damage with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 189 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Estimator, Automobile Damage with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 104 salaries. An experienced Estimator, Automobile Damage which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 147 salaries. An Estimator, Automobile Damage with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 74 salaries.

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Key Stats for Estimator, Automobile Damage

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Estimator, Automobile Damage Salaries

▲17%

▲14%

▲6%

National Average
$47,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Estimator, Automobile Damage Salaries

Product Marketing
▲9%



Insurance
▲1%

Customer Relations
▼0%

National Average
$47,000


▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 37%
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