Real Estate Appraiser/Assessor Salary

With 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 per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 54 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,710 - $76,958
(Median)
$31K
$49K
$77K
MEDIAN: $48,525
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90%

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$10.95 - $32.72
(Median)
$11
$18
$33
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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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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$27,865 - $75,095  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.95 - $32.72  
   
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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$27,865 - $75,095  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Real Estate Appraiser/Assessor

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. 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 $39K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $53K. Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $61K.

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Experience Affects Real Estate Appraiser/Assessor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 7%