Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage Salary

Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers in the United States can expect wages of $54K annually on average. Lower pay rates hover around $38K, and the higher rates verge on $70K per year. In the world of Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers, overall income ranges from $38K near the bottom to $70K at the top; this can include more than $6K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and the individual firm. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 85 percent of Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers are male. Most Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$37,728 - $67,786
(Median)
$38K
$54K
$68K
MEDIAN: $53,594
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$15.16 - $30.41
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$15
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,728 - $67,786  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,749  
Profit Sharing
$976 - $7,122  
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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$37,569 - $69,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 337
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.16 - $30.41  
   
Overtime
$21.44 - $46.82  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,749  
   
Profit Sharing
$976 - $7,122  
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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$37,569 - $69,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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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

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

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Bringing up the rear, Geico's median pay of $54K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $69K.


Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage

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


For Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $46K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $57K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers make a median salary of $59K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Auto Damage Insurance Appraiser generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $64K.

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Experience Affects Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 10%
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