Real Estate Appraiser/Assessor Salary

With a little more than 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 $27K to $76K per year and averages out to $50K per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 56 percent of the field. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$30,072 - $77,849
(Median)
$30K
$50K
$78K
MEDIAN: $49,537
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50%
90%

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$10.83 - $31.03
(Median)
$11
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,072 - $77,849  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
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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$26,969 - $76,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 137
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$10.83 - $31.03  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $52.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
   
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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$26,969 - $76,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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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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Professional skills reported by Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors are few in number. Valuation and Real Estate are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 18 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Data Analysis, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Real Estate Appraiser/Assessor

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $37K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $42K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $53K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $64K.

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Experience Affects Real Estate Appraiser/Assessor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Real Estate Appraiser/Assessor Salaries

Valuation
up arrow 18%

Real Estate
up arrow 5%

National Average
$46,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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