Average Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers in the United States make around $55K per year. Total cash compensation to Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers bottoms out near $39K and approaches $72K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $7K from bonuses and almost $11K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geography, but career duration and the particular employer are influential factors as well. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The vast majority of Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers (83 percent) survey respondents are men. Most Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$39,202 - $70,085
$39K
$55K
$70K
MEDIAN: $54,743
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$16.48 - $30.79
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$24
$31
MEDIAN: $24.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$39,202 - $70,085  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,785  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $11,150  
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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$39,211 - $71,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 238
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.48 - $30.79  
   
Overtime
$14.79 - $51.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,785  
   
Profit Sharing
$509 - $11,150  
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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$39,211 - $71,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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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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Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers' salaries may sharply decline when they move into higher-end positions like Automobile Damage Estimator. The typical income for an Automobile Damage Estimator is $45K.

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Leading companies who hire large numbers of Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers include Geico, State Farm Insurance Company, Allstate, Progressive Casualty Insurance Company, and The Travelers Companies, Inc. 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

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


For Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $49K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $58K. Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $60K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $62K on average.

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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 40 votes.
028
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage Salaries



Organizing
up arrow 2%

National Average
$57,000

Insurance
up arrow 9%

Claim Handling
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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