Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
15,270 5.1 % $31.39 $65,300 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.56 $25.34 $30.78 $37.00 $44.50
Annual Wage (2) $42,770 $52,700 $64,020 $76,970 $92,550


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 11,280 0.97 $31.59 $65,720
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 3,200 0.30 $31.08 $64,640
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 280 0.04 $31.78 $66,090
Management of Companies and Enterprises 210 0.01 $28.92 $60,160
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 170 0.02 $29.36 $61,080

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 11,280 0.97 $31.59 $65,720
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 3,200 0.30 $31.08 $64,640
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 280 0.04 $31.78 $66,090
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 170 0.02 $29.36 $61,080
Management of Companies and Enterprises 210 0.01 $28.92 $60,160

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 280 0.04 $31.78 $66,090
Insurance Carriers 11,280 0.97 $31.59 $65,720
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 3,200 0.30 $31.08 $64,640
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 170 0.02 $29.36 $61,080
Management of Companies and Enterprises 210 0.01 $28.92 $60,160


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 1,860 0.16 1.45 $29.10 $60,520
California 1,740 0.11 1.01 $32.30 $67,190
Florida 1,460 0.18 1.67 $30.94 $64,370
New York 750 0.08 0.75 $31.33 $65,170
Ohio 660 0.12 1.13 $30.13 $62,670




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)
Kansas 420 0.30 2.74 $32.31 $67,210
Massachusetts 600 0.18 1.60 $31.55 $65,630
Florida 1,460 0.18 1.67 $30.94 $64,370
Arizona 480 0.18 1.67 $31.37 $65,260
Maine 100 0.17 1.57 $32.62 $67,850




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indiana 250 0.08 0.76 $34.90 $72,590
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $34.43 $71,610
Hawaii 40 0.07 0.62 $34.10 $70,920
South Carolina (8) (8) (8) $33.96 $70,630
Missouri 240 0.09 0.78 $33.62 $69,930





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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 910 0.39 3.55 $29.46 $61,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 550 0.13 1.20 $33.13 $68,920
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 480 0.37 3.38 $30.94 $64,350
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 430 0.23 2.06 $32.37 $67,330
Kansas City, MO-KS 360 0.35 3.17 $32.47 $67,530
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 360 0.41 3.67 $33.47 $69,630
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 320 0.09 0.80 $33.04 $68,730
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 310 0.11 0.97 $29.27 $60,890
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 300 0.05 0.42 $36.15 $75,200
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.17 1.53 $31.08 $64,650




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 60 0.57 5.14 $22.59 $46,980
Worcester, MA-CT 130 0.48 4.35 $27.12 $56,400
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 360 0.41 3.67 $33.47 $69,630
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 910 0.39 3.55 $29.46 $61,270
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 480 0.37 3.38 $30.94 $64,350
Roanoke, VA 50 0.35 3.13 $29.11 $60,550
Kansas City, MO-KS 360 0.35 3.17 $32.47 $67,530
Oklahoma City, OK 190 0.31 2.81 $30.58 $63,600
Jacksonville, FL 180 0.29 2.60 $34.10 $70,920
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 140 0.25 2.28 $34.48 $71,720




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)
Rochester, NY (8) (8) (8) $41.72 $86,780
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 160 0.16 1.47 $39.49 $82,130
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $37.04 $77,040
Austin-Round Rock, TX 90 0.10 0.90 $36.76 $76,450
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 300 0.05 0.42 $36.15 $75,200
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.34 $35.59 $74,020
Wichita, KS 60 0.19 1.76 $34.64 $72,050
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 140 0.25 2.28 $34.48 $71,720
Mobile, AL (8) (8) (8) $34.28 $71,310
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 70 0.07 0.63 $34.20 $71,130


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016