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Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage Salary

An average Auto Damage Insurance Appraiser in the United States can expect to take home roughly $54K per year. Pay generally varies between $37K and $70K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $6K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers can bottom out near $37K or peak near $70K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and the individual firm. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 85 percent of Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers are male. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Work is enjoyable for Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,251 - $67,072
(Median)
$37K
$54K
$67K
MEDIAN: $53,592
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50%
90%

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$15.14 - $30.48
(Median)
$15
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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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
$37,251 - $67,072  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,390  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $6,929  
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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$37,359 - $69,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 331
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.14 - $30.48  
   
Overtime
$21.59 - $46.73  
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 - $6,390  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $6,929  
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).
)
$37,359 - $69,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42

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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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Though lagging the field in terms of compensation — Geico offers the lowest median salary at $56K — pay within the company still varies considerably between $39K and $68K.


Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage

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


Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $45K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $57K. On average, Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers make $59K following one to two decades on the job. Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $64K.

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Experience Affects Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 10%