Estimator, Automobile Damage Salary

Automobile Damage Estimators in the United States take home an average $48K per year. Cash earnings for Automobile Damage Estimators — including $12K in bonuses and $20K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $30K to $67K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length and the particular employer. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Automobile Damage Estimators who answered the questionnnaire. Although more than a third lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and more than two-fifths get dental coverage, too. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$28,688 - $66,610
$29K
$48K
$67K
MEDIAN: $48,215
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50%
90%

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$12.09 - $26.24
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $16.71
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$28,688 - $66,610  
   
Bonus
$-0.48 - $12,275  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,134  
Commission
$1,648 - $41,930  
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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$30,228 - $67,203  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 288
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.09 - $26.24  
   
Overtime
$16.18 - $40.57  
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
$-0.48 - $12,275  
   
Commission
$1,648 - $41,930  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,134  
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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$30,228 - $67,203  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 133
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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 report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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. It is often found that people who know Customer Relations are also skilled in Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Estimator, Automobile Damage

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Automobile Damage Estimators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $40K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $50K. Automobile Damage Estimators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $54K. Automobile Damage Estimators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $55K.

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Key Stats for Estimator, Automobile Damage

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
29%
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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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