The average pay for an Estimator, Automobile Damage is £14.57 per hour.
The average pay for an Estimator, Automobile Damage is £27,148 per year.
|Salary||£19,882 - £31,893|
|Bonus||£511 - £14,681|
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|£19,729 - £36,339|
Job Description for Estimator, Automobile Damage
An automobile damage estimator estimates how much it will cost to repair the damages to a vehicle. Estimators often work for collision shops, and they may complete work in a combination of an office, outdoors, inside the shop, or (in some cases) house visits. The automobile damage estimator uses their knowledge of automobiles and automobile repair to estimate the cost of damages and communicate them to the customer. They must address any questions or concerns that the customer has about the process to ensure they are satisfied with the estimates. After developing an estimate, the automobile damage estimator notifies the mechanic so that the damages can be repaired immediately, if the client chooses to proceed. Before the car is given back to the customer, the estimator needs to make sure that the work is complete and satisfactory. All bills must be reviewed for accuracy.Read More...
An automobile damage estimator is important because customers may decide to go elsewhere if they are not convinced that the estimator's shop is the best choice for their needs; all parties must come to an agreement and sign the appropriate paperwork. Therefore, interpersonal and communication skills are critical in this role. Attention to detail is necessary to ensure accurate estimates are given.
Usually, a high school diploma or equivalent is the minimum educational requirement for this kind of job. Relevant certifications are generally preferred. Thorough knowledge of car components is essential to ensure accuracy in estimates. Some physical requirements may exist for this job, as the estimator is required to move around the vehicle to inspect it. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
- Work with auto repair shops to determine the cost of parts and labor to repair a car.
- Complete insurance paperwork explaining required repairs and price estimates.
- Inspect vehicle requiring repair to identify nature and extent of damage.
- Compare cost of repairs to value of the car to decide if repairs are cost efficient.