Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage Salary

Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers in the United States take home an average $54K annually. The pay spectrum stretches from $38K to $71K per year. In the world of Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $38K and $71K. While geography and the specific company impact pay for this group, career duration is the most influential factor. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. There are far more male Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers survey respondents than women, making up 87 percent. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$37,702 - $68,958
(Median)
$38K
$54K
$69K
MEDIAN: $53,996
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90%

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$15.75 - $29.91
(Median)
$16
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,702 - $68,958  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,302  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $10,161  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$37,861 - $70,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 361
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.75 - $29.91  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$20.55 - $47.60  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,302  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $10,161  
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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$37,861 - $70,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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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Although The Travelers Companies, Inc. offers the highest salaries (median pay is $61K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $56K to $71K.


Survey takers who work as Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Claim Handling, Customer Service, and Insurance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those listing Insurance as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Service and Claim Handling also typically command lower compensation.

Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $47K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $56K. On average, Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers make $60K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $63K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage Salaries

National Average
$55,000

Claim Handling
up arrow 13%

Customer Service
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Insurance
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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