Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
11,770 4.8 % $28.96 $60,230 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.32 $24.10 $28.18 $33.88 $39.68
Annual Wage (2) $42,260 $50,120 $58,610 $70,460 $82,540


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 8,460 0.73 $28.98 $60,280
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 3,040 0.34 $28.88 $60,070
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 150 0.02 $28.24 $58,740

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 8,460 0.73 $28.98 $60,280
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 3,040 0.34 $28.88 $60,070
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 150 0.02 $28.24 $58,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $35.78 $74,420
Insurance Carriers 8,460 0.73 $28.98 $60,280
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 3,040 0.34 $28.88 $60,070
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 150 0.02 $28.24 $58,740


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 1,520 0.14 1.59 $28.36 $58,990
Florida 1,170 0.16 1.79 $26.00 $54,080
California 870 0.06 0.68 $29.73 $61,840
Illinois 840 0.15 1.66 $26.94 $56,030
New York 800 0.09 1.04 $30.60 $63,650




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 520 0.29 3.17 $36.04 $74,960
Massachusetts 660 0.20 2.27 $31.46 $65,440
Georgia 750 0.20 2.17 $31.27 $65,050
New Jersey 710 0.19 2.08 $29.96 $62,320
Florida 1,170 0.16 1.79 $26.00 $54,080




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 520 0.29 3.17 $36.04 $74,960
Missouri 130 0.05 0.57 $34.39 $71,530
Connecticut 160 0.10 1.09 $31.76 $66,050
Massachusetts 660 0.20 2.27 $31.46 $65,440
Georgia 750 0.20 2.17 $31.27 $65,050





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 650 0.18 1.97 $26.53 $55,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 570 0.25 2.77 $31.68 $65,890
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 450 0.22 2.40 $27.99 $58,230
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 360 0.29 3.24 $30.46 $63,360
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 250 0.09 1.04 $27.37 $56,930
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 230 0.14 1.50 $32.03 $66,620
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 220 0.20 2.18 $27.71 $57,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.06 0.62 $27.23 $56,640
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 220 1.13 12.53 $24.75 $51,480
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 210 0.11 1.27 $28.78 $59,860




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)
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 220 1.13 12.53 $24.75 $51,480
Macon, GA 80 0.82 9.02 $28.46 $59,200
Sioux Falls, SD 50 0.39 4.30 $22.16 $46,100
Springfield, IL 40 0.34 3.71 $30.51 $63,450
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 360 0.29 3.24 $30.46 $63,360
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.29 3.18 $27.78 $57,780
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 570 0.25 2.77 $31.68 $65,890
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 450 0.22 2.40 $27.99 $58,230
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 220 0.20 2.18 $27.71 $57,630
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 200 0.20 2.19 $27.65 $57,510




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)
St. Louis, MO-IL 130 0.10 1.13 $34.14 $71,010
Syracuse, NY 40 0.14 1.51 $33.99 $70,700
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 60 0.05 0.61 $32.68 $67,980
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 80 0.10 1.12 $32.52 $67,650
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 120 0.14 1.56 $32.39 $67,370
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.42 $32.20 $66,980
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 110 0.11 1.27 $32.13 $66,840
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 230 0.14 1.50 $32.03 $66,620
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 110 0.06 0.69 $32.02 $66,610
New Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) $31.98 $66,510


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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