Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

13-1032 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage

Appraise automobile or other vehicle damage to determine cost of repair for insurance claim settlement and seek agreement with automotive repair shop on cost of repair. Prepare insurance forms to indicate repair cost or cost estimates and recommendations.

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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
11,450 5.2 % $21.14 $43,960 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.09 $16.77 $20.99 $25.46 $29.12
Annual Wage (2) $27,230 $34,890 $43,650 $52,960 $60,570

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Insurance carriers 5,420 $23.32 $48,510 1 2
Insurance agencies, brokerages, and related 4,230 $18.69 $38,870 2 8
Automotive repair and maintenance 410 $21.37 $44,460 3 4
Management of companies and enterprises 280 $23.88 $49,670 4 1
Insurance and employee benefit funds 230 $21.52 $44,760 5 3

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Management of companies and enterprises 280 $23.88 $49,670 4 1
Insurance carriers 5,420 $23.32 $48,510 1 2
Insurance and employee benefit funds 230 $21.52 $44,760 5 3
Automotive repair and maintenance 410 $21.37 $44,460 3 4
Automobile dealers 200 $20.91 $43,500 6 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Kansas 280 $16.54 $34,400 0.022% 298
New Jersey 690 $21.73 $45,200 0.018% 292
Michigan 710 $20.31 $42,250 0.016% 274
Indiana 400 $17.86 $37,140 0.014% 300
Arizona 310 $20.54 $42,730 0.014% 196

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Oregon 100 $25.81 $53,690 0.006% 114
Massachusetts 390 $25.74 $53,550 0.012% 179
Hawaii 70 $24.33 $50,600 0.013% 129
Colorado 230 $24.23 $50,410 0.011% 165
Utah (6) $24.18 $50,300 (6) 127

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Baton Rouge, LA MSA 130 $21.03 $43,740 0.044%
Kansas City, MO-KS MSA 370 $19.17 $39,880 0.040%
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL MSA 60 $23.64 $49,160 0.032%
Newark, NJ PMSA 300 $21.79 $45,330 0.031%
Manchester, NH PMSA 30 $25.59 $53,230 0.028%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Miami, FL PMSA (6) $29.47 $61,290 (6)
Portland-Vancouver, OR-WA PMSA 70 $27.36 $56,920 0.008%
Boston, MA-NH PMSA 250 $26.19 $54,480 0.013%
Oklahoma City, OK MSA (6) $25.91 $53,890 (6)
Manchester, NH PMSA 30 $25.59 $53,230 0.028%

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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