Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

13-1032 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage

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


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
10,950 4.8 % $28.41 $59,080 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.62 $23.59 $27.42 $33.14 $39.88
Annual Wage (2) $40,800 $49,070 $57,020 $68,930 $82,940


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 7,890 0.68 $27.79 $57,810
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 2,460 0.28 $28.48 $59,240
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 160 0.03 $29.91 $62,210
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 50 0.01 $26.53 $55,180

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 7,890 0.68 $27.79 $57,810
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 2,460 0.28 $28.48 $59,240
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 160 0.03 $29.91 $62,210
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 50 0.01 $26.53 $55,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 160 0.03 $29.91 $62,210
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 2,460 0.28 $28.48 $59,240
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $28.00 $58,240
Insurance Carriers 7,890 0.68 $27.79 $57,810
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 50 0.01 $26.53 $55,180


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 1,270 0.12 1.45 $31.00 $64,480
California 870 0.06 0.73 $28.92 $60,160
Florida 830 0.12 1.35 $24.72 $51,410
New York 660 0.08 0.92 $30.22 $62,860
Alabama 620 0.35 4.04 $37.68 $78,380




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 620 0.35 4.04 $37.68 $78,380
Massachusetts 560 0.18 2.06 $28.71 $59,710
South Dakota 70 0.17 1.97 $22.31 $46,390
Kansas 220 0.17 1.96 $25.97 $54,020
Georgia 530 0.14 1.64 $29.66 $61,690




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 620 0.35 4.04 $37.68 $78,380
Connecticut 180 0.11 1.28 $31.44 $65,380
Texas 1,270 0.12 1.45 $31.00 $64,480
Hawaii 30 0.05 0.62 $30.81 $64,090
New York 660 0.08 0.92 $30.22 $62,860





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 540 0.15 1.77 $25.80 $53,670
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 450 0.22 2.57 $27.00 $56,160
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 430 0.17 1.98 $37.76 $78,540
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 380 0.17 1.97 $30.17 $62,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.08 0.97 $26.33 $54,760
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 260 0.15 1.79 $29.50 $61,370
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 230 0.12 1.46 $28.80 $59,910
Worcester, MA-CT 170 0.72 8.39 $27.89 $58,020
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 160 0.16 1.91 $27.38 $56,940
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 150 0.14 1.61 $26.41 $54,940




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Macon, GA 70 0.73 8.60 $26.92 $55,980
Worcester, MA-CT 170 0.72 8.39 $27.89 $58,020
Columbia, SC 140 0.42 4.93 $26.97 $56,100
New Haven, CT 90 0.34 3.98 $31.37 $65,240
Lubbock, TX 40 0.33 3.92 $24.83 $51,650
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 30 0.31 3.62 $28.05 $58,350
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 450 0.22 2.57 $27.00 $56,160
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 100 0.19 2.18 $27.09 $56,350
Syracuse, NY 50 0.18 2.09 $32.33 $67,240
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 430 0.17 1.98 $37.76 $78,540




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 430 0.17 1.98 $37.76 $78,540
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 0.98 $32.72 $68,050
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 50 0.06 0.72 $32.39 $67,380
Syracuse, NY 50 0.18 2.09 $32.33 $67,240
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.44 $31.50 $65,520
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 80 0.15 1.75 $31.48 $65,470
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 50 0.10 1.20 $31.37 $65,260
New Haven, CT 90 0.34 3.98 $31.37 $65,240
Honolulu, HI 30 0.07 0.84 $30.81 $64,090
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.09 1.07 $30.56 $63,570


About May 2011 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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