Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
13,690 4.6 % $31.13 $64,750 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.92 $25.44 $30.49 $36.32 $43.68
Annual Wage (2) $43,510 $52,910 $63,420 $75,560 $90,840


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 10,120 0.87 $31.45 $65,420
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 2,970 0.30 $30.30 $63,020
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 240 0.04 $31.69 $65,920
Management of Companies and Enterprises 120 0.01 $27.41 $57,000
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 120 0.01 $30.63 $63,700

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 10,120 0.87 $31.45 $65,420
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 2,970 0.30 $30.30 $63,020
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 240 0.04 $31.69 $65,920
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 120 0.01 $30.63 $63,700
Management of Companies and Enterprises 120 0.01 $27.41 $57,000

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 240 0.04 $31.69 $65,920
Insurance Carriers 10,120 0.87 $31.45 $65,420
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 120 0.01 $30.63 $63,700
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 2,970 0.30 $30.30 $63,020
Management of Companies and Enterprises 120 0.01 $27.41 $57,000


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 1,950 0.17 1.71 $30.25 $62,910
California 1,180 0.08 0.77 $31.14 $64,770
Florida 950 0.12 1.22 $31.33 $65,180
New York 850 0.10 0.95 $31.90 $66,350
Massachusetts 840 0.25 2.51 $33.09 $68,830




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)
Massachusetts 840 0.25 2.51 $33.09 $68,830
Kansas 310 0.22 2.22 $31.31 $65,120
Arizona 470 0.18 1.82 $30.65 $63,750
Texas 1,950 0.17 1.71 $30.25 $62,910
Virginia 550 0.15 1.50 $33.39 $69,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Missouri 230 0.09 0.84 $37.45 $77,900
Colorado 90 0.04 0.36 $34.60 $71,970
Indiana 220 0.08 0.75 $34.56 $71,890
Virginia 550 0.15 1.50 $33.39 $69,450
Massachusetts 840 0.25 2.51 $33.09 $68,830





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 750 0.33 3.29 $30.00 $62,400
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 480 0.38 3.73 $32.17 $66,910
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 430 0.24 2.33 $31.37 $65,250
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 390 0.10 1.03 $30.33 $63,100
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 350 0.39 3.85 $31.69 $65,920
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 290 0.12 1.19 $33.16 $68,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.07 0.69 $36.15 $75,180
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 280 0.15 1.48 $29.38 $61,110
Kansas City, MO-KS 270 0.27 2.67 $31.12 $64,730
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 240 0.28 2.74 $31.26 $65,020




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)
Mobile, AL 170 1.00 9.87 $31.43 $65,370
Macon, GA 90 0.98 9.66 $27.41 $57,020
Worcester, MA-CT 180 0.72 7.09 $28.02 $58,290
Springfield, IL 60 0.52 5.10 $32.16 $66,890
Waco, TX 50 0.49 4.83 $31.23 $64,950
Roanoke, VA 70 0.48 4.69 $28.20 $58,660
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 130 0.41 4.01 $29.02 $60,350
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 350 0.39 3.85 $31.69 $65,920
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 480 0.38 3.73 $32.17 $66,910
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 750 0.33 3.29 $30.00 $62,400




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)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 70 0.10 1.01 $40.10 $83,400
St. Louis, MO-IL 190 0.15 1.44 $38.44 $79,960
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN (8) (8) (8) $38.16 $79,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.07 0.69 $36.15 $75,180
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 60 0.04 0.43 $34.94 $72,670
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 120 0.13 1.27 $34.47 $71,700
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $34.37 $71,480
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 70 0.07 0.72 $34.07 $70,870
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $33.91 $70,530
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 50 0.10 0.98 $33.79 $70,280


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015