Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

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.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

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)
13,080 5.6 % $23.29 $48,450 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.15 $18.76 $22.98 $27.18 $32.92
Annual Wage (2) $31,510 $39,020 $47,790 $56,540 $68,470

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Insurance carriers 7,330 $24.74 $51,450
Insurance agencies, brokerages, and related 4,480 $21.07 $43,820
Automotive repair and maintenance 350 $22.71 $47,250
Automotive equipment rental and leasing 170 $22.59 $46,980
Other professional and technical services 160 $20.97 $43,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Insurance carriers 7,330 $24.74 $51,450
Management of companies and enterprises 140 $24.69 $51,350
Automobile dealers 70 $22.92 $47,660
Automotive repair and maintenance 350 $22.71 $47,250
Automotive equipment rental and leasing 170 $22.59 $46,980

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
Oklahoma 560 $21.00 $43,670 0.039%
Massachusetts 720 $26.71 $55,550 0.023%
Indiana 640 $22.01 $45,770 0.022%
New Hampshire 110 $23.13 $48,120 0.018%
New Jersey 650 $23.11 $48,070 0.017%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Louisiana 70 $27.69 $57,590 0.004%
Colorado (7) $27.59 $57,390 (7)
Texas 1,080 $27.16 $56,490 0.012%
Massachusetts 720 $26.71 $55,550 0.023%
Oregon 110 $25.38 $52,800 0.007%

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
Oklahoma City, OK MSA 350 $21.25 $44,190 0.065%
Worcester, MA-CT PMSA 140 $25.33 $52,690 0.061%
Indianapolis, IN MSA 500 $21.76 $45,270 0.057%
Manchester, NH PMSA 60 $26.24 $54,580 0.054%
Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR MSA 160 $21.40 $44,510 0.051%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Houston, TX PMSA (7) $31.68 $65,890 (7)
Boston, MA-NH PMSA 350 $28.91 $60,130 0.018%
Denver, CO PMSA (7) $27.95 $58,140 (7)
San Francisco, CA PMSA (7) $27.87 $57,960 (7)
Miami, FL PMSA 100 $27.85 $57,920 0.010%

About November 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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.

(7) Estimate not released.

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November 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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