Insurance Appraiser, Auto Damage Salary

Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $54K annually. Lower pay rates hover around $38K, and the higher rates verge on $70K per year. Overall cash earnings for Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers stretch from $38K on the lower end to $70K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $6K from bonuses and $7K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career duration, though geography and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. The majority of Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$37,953 - $67,998

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$15.16 - $30.41

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,953 - $67,998  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,802  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $7,071  
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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$37,728 - $69,983  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 337
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 - $5,802  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $7,071  
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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$37,728 - $69,983  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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, but on the other end, some employees may earn up to $69K.


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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $46K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $57K. Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $59K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to 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 3%

National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
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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
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 10%
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