Real Estate Appraiser/Assessor Salary

Slightly more than half of Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $27K to $76K per year, but median earnings come to around $49K annually. Job satisfaction for Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors is high. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors making up 55 percent of survey respondents. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,433 - $77,379

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$11.07 - $32.28

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,433 - $77,379  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,750  
Total Pay (?
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$26,875 - $75,831  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112
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 (?
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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).
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$26,875 - $75,831  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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 report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Valuation and Real Estate are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent and 17 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.


For many Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. During the first five years of their careers, Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors see a median income of $37K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $40K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $53K in this role. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $62K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Real Estate Appraiser/Assessor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Real Estate Appraiser/Assessor Salaries

Valuation
up arrow 25%

Real Estate
up arrow 17%

National Average
$44,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 6%
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