Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage Salary

Earnings for Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers in the United States come in at around $54K per year on average. Compensation ranges from $38K on the lower end to $70K per year on the higher end. Total incomes of Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $6K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $38K and $70K. Experience level is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and the particular employer are driving factors as well. 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 85 percent. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,775 - $67,534
(Median)
$38K
$54K
$68K
MEDIAN: $53,614
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90%

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$15.16 - $30.41
(Median)
$15
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,775 - $67,534  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,970  
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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$37,608 - $69,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 340
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 (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,970  
   
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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$37,608 - $69,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Geico offers the lowest pay in the field, with a median salary of just $54K. The best-paid employees do manage to haul in approximately $69K, however.


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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $46K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $57K. For Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $59K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $65K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

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
25%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%
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