$49,247
Avg. Salary
$17.25
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$3,664

Profit Sharing

$2,500

Commission

$10,113

The average pay for an Estimator, Automobile Damage is $17.25 per hour.

The average pay for an Estimator, Automobile Damage is $49,247 per year.

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MEDIAN $17
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MEDIAN $49,247
$30,683 - $71,671
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MEDIAN: $49,247
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$0$71K
Salary $30,683 - $71,671
Bonus $148 - $15,364
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $11,635
Commission $1,689 - $40,926
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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$30,207 - $71,390
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 579
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $12.07 - $26.65
Overtime $16.96 - $40.16
Annual Data $0$71K
Bonus $148 - $15,364
Commission $1,689 - $40,926
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $11,635
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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$30,207 - $71,390
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 242

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.

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Estimator, Automobile Damage Tasks

  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Estimator, Automobile Damage


Automobile Damage Estimators report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Product Marketing, Operations Management, People Management, and Insurance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Sales and Customer Service. Most people familiar with Customer Relations also know Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Estimator, Automobile Damage

Pay by Experience for an Estimator, Automobile Damage has a positive trend. An entry-level Estimator, Automobile Damage with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 189 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Estimator, Automobile Damage with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 104 salaries. An experienced Estimator, Automobile Damage which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 147 salaries. An Estimator, Automobile Damage with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 74 salaries.

Estimator, Automobile Damage Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Estimator, Automobile Damage?

Estimator, Automobile Damage in Round Rock, Texas:
"Great Enviornmrnt."
Pros: Enviornment, management, all good
Cons: Pay scale, benefits are expensive

Estimator, Automobile Damage in Aiken:
"The higher ups grew up to together. Too loyal to each other."
It better be worth the stress.

Estimator, Automobile Damage in Bremerton:
"Regarding to please customer."
Pros: Pleasing customer with final product.
Cons:

Estimator, Automobile Damage in Cicero:
"Very fast pace, but also stressful."
Pros: Ability to be independent.
Cons: The expectations.

Estimator, Automobile Damage in Lincoln:
"Interesting."
Pros: Working with cars.
Cons: Long hours.

Estimator, Automobile Damage in Salisbury:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: Good coworkers, good clients, hours m-f.
Cons: No personal growth, salary ceiling.

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Key Stats for Estimator, Automobile Damage

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 141 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%

Experience Affects Estimator, Automobile Damage Salaries

▲13%

▲10%

▲3%

National Average
$49,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Estimator, Automobile Damage Salaries

Product Marketing
▲6%



National Average
$49,000

Insurance
▼2%

Customer Relations
▼3%


▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 141 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 36%