How Much Do Auto Damage Appraisers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Auto Damage Appraisers

Auto Damage Appraisers 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.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$68540 per year
Hourly wage
$33 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$46,410 to $55,680 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$22 to $27 per hour

Entry-level Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $46,410 to $55,680 per year or $22 to $27 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $46 $95,630
Senior (Top 25%) $38 $80,030
Middle (Mid 50%) $32 $65,550
Junior (Bottom 25%) $27 $55,680
No experience (Bottom 10%) $22 $46,410

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
UT $42 $86,820
NH $39 $81,450
CT $38 $78,790
NJ $36 $75,190
NY $36 $74,300
PA $36 $74,140
WA $35 $73,570
MI $35 $73,010
NC $35 $72,570
MA $35 $72,010

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Auto Damage Insurance Appraiser is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like UT doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at UT might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Auto Damage Appraisers are in the states of UT, NH, CT, NJ and NY.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Automobile Dealers $74340 $35.74
Management of Companies and Enterprises $70740 $34.01
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $69540 $33.43
Insurance Carriers $69300 $33.32
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities $67170 $32.29
Automotive Repair and Maintenance $64840 $31.17
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing $63180 $30.38
Employment Services $54720 $26.31

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