Real Estate Appraiser/Assessor Salary

The majority of Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors in the United States — more than half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $27K to $77K per year, and the median is $49K annually. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors making up 55 percent of survey respondents. Most Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$30,468 - $78,164
(Median)
$30K
$49K
$78K
MEDIAN: $48,837
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50%
90%

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$11.07 - $32.28
(Median)
$11
$18
$32
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,468 - $78,164  
   
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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$26,972 - $76,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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).
)
$26,972 - $76,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Survey takers who work as Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors report a focused set of job 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 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. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $37K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $40K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $53K in this role. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $63K on average.

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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 10%

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 19%

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
18%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 6%
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