Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
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.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
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.
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.
|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
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|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises||$70740||$34.01|
|Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services||$69540||$33.43|
|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|