Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage Salary

Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up close to one-half of Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers. Pay fluctuates from $40K to $73K per year, but expected earnings average $56K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $9K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers can bottom out near $40K or peak near $73K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by experience level and the specific company. The vast majority of Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers (83 percent) who took the survey are men. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$40,514 - $70,727
$41K
$56K
$71K
MEDIAN: $55,982
10%
50%
90%

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$14.19 - $30.61
$14
$23
$31
MEDIAN: $22.61
10%
50%
90%

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$0$73K
Salary $40,514 - $70,727
Bonus $0.00 - $8,743
Profit Sharing $512 - $10,241
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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$40,118 - $73,051
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 224
Hourly Data $0$52
Hourly Rate $14.19 - $30.61
Overtime $15.21 - $52.38
Annual Data $0$73K
Bonus $0.00 - $8,743
Profit Sharing $512 - $10,241
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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$40,118 - $73,051
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 36

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Job Description for Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage

Insurance appraiser for auto damage are responsible for assessing damage to automobiles through examining photos and appraising the damaged vehicles in person; this often includes examining other property damaged in the accident. The insurance appraiser's role is to conduct and manage the investigative process, which can be extensive and in-depth. Examples of their daily tasks include inspecting damaged vehicles, filling out paperwork, and taking statements from those involved. This requires the ability to analyze the damage and travel to the location of the (often disabled) vehicle, which is usually a towyard owned by the insurance company; assessments may also be done on cars that are still in the owner's possession.

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Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage Tasks

  • Inspect automobiles and accident-related property or sites, assessing damages.
  • Interact with customers and explain insurance benefits and denials.
  • Review invoices and forecasts to determine fraud, make changes, and refund customers.
  • Estimate and verify repair costs.

Common Career Paths for Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage


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As Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers make advancements to positions like Automobile Damage Estimator, salaries may go down sharply. Usually, Automobile Damage Estimators make $45K.

Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage


Geico, Progressive Casualty Insurance Company, The Travelers Companies, Inc., State Farm Insurance Company, and Allstate are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers. The Travelers Companies, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $63K.

Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage

Pay by Experience for an Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage has a positive trend. An entry-level Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 97 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 58 salaries. An experienced Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 92 salaries. An Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 52 salaries.

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Key Stats for Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage Salaries

▲7%

▲5%

▲2%

National Average
$57,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage Salaries

▲6%

Estimating
▲4%


Organizing
▲1%

National Average
$57,000

Insurance
▼10%

Claim Handling
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 10%
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