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Real Estate Appraiser/Assessor Salary

With over one-half of Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $28K to $75K per year and averages out to $49K annually. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors making up 54 percent of survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,710 - $76,958
(Median)
$31K
$49K
$77K
MEDIAN: $48,987
10%
50%
90%

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$11.07 - $32.28
(Median)
$11
$18
$32
MEDIAN: $18.00
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50%
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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,710 - $76,958  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,750  
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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$28,109 - $74,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $32.28  
   
Overtime
$9.00 - $39.24  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,750  
   
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).
)
$28,109 - $74,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60

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Job Description for Real Estate Appraiser/Assessor

  • Conduct inspections of properties and maintain a database of gathered information.
  • Identify the owners of property and notify them of assessed property values and taxes.
  • Investigate to figure out the value of property and the amount of taxes the owners owe.

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Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors note just a narrow range of job skills. Real Estate and Data Analysis are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Real Estate Appraiser/Assessor

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $37K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $39K. For Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $53K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $61K.

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Experience Affects Real Estate Appraiser/Assessor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Real Estate Appraiser/Assessor Salaries

Real Estate
up arrow 17%

National Average
$44,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 6%
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