Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage Salary

Earnings for Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers in the United States come in at around $55K annually on average. In the world of Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers, total cash compensation can vary between $39K and $72K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $7K and $11K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure and the individual firm. Men account for the majority of Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers who responded to the questionnaire — 85 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$39,603 - $70,017
$40K
$55K
$70K
MEDIAN: $54,717
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50%
90%

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$16.42 - $30.78
$16
$23
$31
MEDIAN: $22.80
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$39,603 - $70,017  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,638  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $11,074  
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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$39,350 - $71,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 223
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.42 - $30.78  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $52.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,638  
   
Profit Sharing
$511 - $11,074  
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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$39,350 - $71,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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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.

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Leading companies who hire large numbers of Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers include Geico, Progressive Casualty Insurance Company, The Travelers Companies, Inc., State Farm Insurance Company, and Allstate. 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $49K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $59K. Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $60K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $61K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Key Stats for Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage Salaries

▲9%

▲7%

▲4%

National Average
$56,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage Salaries

▲8%

Estimating
▲6%


Organizing
▲3%

National Average
$56,000

Insurance
▼9%

Claim Handling
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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