Real Estate Appraiser/Assessor Salary

A little over a half of Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $27K to $77K per year, and the average comes out to $49K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors. Men make up a slight majority of Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors (55 percent) who responded to the survey. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,433 - $78,253
(Median)
$30K
$49K
$78K
MEDIAN: $49,102
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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
$30,433 - $78,253  
   
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 - $76,690  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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 - $76,690  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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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Job skills reported by Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors are limited. Most notably, facility with Valuation and Real Estate are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent and 16 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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.


Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $36K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $40K. On average, Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors make $53K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $63K.

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Experience Affects Real Estate Appraiser/Assessor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Real Estate Appraiser/Assessor Salaries

Valuation
up arrow 24%

Real Estate
up arrow 16%

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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