Estimator, Automobile Damage Salary

Automobile Damage Estimators in the United States take home an average $48K annually. Total incomes of Automobile Damage Estimators incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $18K from bonuses and close to $23K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $30K and $67K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by years of experience and the particular employer. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Automobile Damage Estimators greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Although more than half have medical coverage and close to two-fifths have dental coverage, over a third claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Automobile Damage Estimators. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$28,911 - $66,871
$29K
$48K
$67K
MEDIAN: $47,826
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50%
90%

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$12.20 - $26.82
$12
$17
$27
MEDIAN: $17.18
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$0$67K
Salary $28,911 - $66,871
Bonus $68.51 - $17,710
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $23,000
Commission $1,664 - $42,542
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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$30,101 - $67,461
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 302
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $12.20 - $26.82
Overtime $17.36 - $40.75
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $68.51 - $17,710
Commission $1,664 - $42,542
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $23,000
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).
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$30,101 - $67,461
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 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. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Sales and Customer Service. Most people familiar with 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.

Estimator, Automobile Damage Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Estimator, Automobile Damage?

Estimator, Automobile Damage in Bremerton:
"Regarding to please customer."
Pros: Pleasing customer with final product.
Cons:

Estimator, Automobile Damage in Cicero:
"Very fast pace, but also stressful."
Pros: Ability to be independent.
Cons: The expectations.

Estimator, Automobile Damage in Lincoln:
"Interesting."
Pros: Working with cars.
Cons: Long hours.

Estimator, Automobile Damage in Salisbury:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: Good coworkers, good clients, hours m-f.
Cons: No personal growth, salary ceiling.

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Key Stats for Estimator, Automobile Damage

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Estimator, Automobile Damage Salaries

▲16%

▲12%

▲5%

National Average
$48,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Estimator, Automobile Damage Salaries

Product Marketing
▲8%



Insurance
▼0%

National Average
$48,000

Customer Relations
▼1%


▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 38%
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