Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate

Appraise real property to determine its fair value. May assess taxes in accordance with prescribed schedules.

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)
62,320 3.4 % $24.17 $50,280 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.97 $14.91 $21.05 $29.62 $40.31
Annual Wage (2) $22,820 $31,010 $43,790 $61,610 $83,840

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Local government (OES designation) 24,260 $19.80 $41,190
Activities related to real estate 23,410 $26.90 $55,950
State government (OES designation) 2,930 $22.46 $46,720
Offices of real estate agents and brokers 2,320 $32.87 $68,370
Nondepository credit intermediation 1,630 $25.81 $53,690

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Management and technical consulting services 250 $43.55 $90,590
Postal service 70 $40.17 $83,560
Power generation and supply 60 $36.89 $76,740
Other investment pools and funds (7) $36.11 $75,100
Federal government (OES designation) 650 $35.41 $73,660

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
Montana 470 $17.78 $36,990 0.115%
Idaho 670 $21.74 $45,210 0.115%
Arizona 2,480 $20.75 $43,170 0.105%
Wyoming 220 $23.12 $48,090 0.089%
Oregon 1,400 $25.66 $53,380 0.089%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Minnesota 2,300 $35.37 $73,560 0.088%
California 5,730 $31.86 $66,270 0.039%
District of Columbia 80 $31.74 $66,030 0.013%
Massachusetts 2,000 $31.56 $65,640 0.064%
Kentucky 370 $30.34 $63,110 0.021%

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
Bryan-College Station, TX MSA 190 $23.63 $49,150 0.247%
Joplin, MO MSA 120 $9.16 $19,060 0.159%
Fort Walton Beach, FL MSA 130 $22.64 $47,080 0.155%
St. Joseph, MO MSA 70 $16.60 $34,540 0.150%
Charleston-North Charleston, SC MSA 350 $26.46 $55,040 0.132%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Antonio, TX (7) $63.14 $131,330 (7)
Boulder-Longmont, CO PMSA 70 $44.68 $92,940 0.045%
Manchester, NH PMSA (7) $41.69 $86,720 (7)
Dallas, TX PMSA 1,470 $41.56 $86,440 0.077%
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI MSA 1,690 $40.08 $83,370 0.098%

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

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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