Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for appraisers and assessors of real estate in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of appraisers and assessors of real estate among California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,230
25th Percentile Wage
$58,600
50th Percentile Wage
$77,320
75th Percentile Wage
$96,330
90th Percentile Wage
$117,850

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for appraisers and assessors of real estate in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $117,850. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $77,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,230.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.74
25th Percentile Wage
$28.17
50th Percentile Wage
$37.18
75th Percentile Wage
$46.31
90th Percentile Wage
$56.66

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for appraisers and assessors of real estate in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $56.66. The median hourly salary is $37.18. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.74.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of appraisers and assessors of real estate from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201677,3201.18%11.83%
201576,4104.10%-
201473,2804.15%-
201370,2402.95%-
201268,170--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of appraisers and assessors of real estate in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of appraisers and assessors of real estate in state of California ranges from $37,520 to $95,280. The highest paying area for appraisers and assessors of real estate in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $95,280. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $86,660). The lowest paying area is Stockton with a median annual salary of $37,520.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$95,280
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$86,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$85,710
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$83,510
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$80,910
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$79,980
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$78,610
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$77,000
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$75,800
Fresno
$75,020
Salinas
$74,730
Hanford-Corcoran
$69,850
Visalia-Porterville
$68,650
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$67,750
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$62,700
Modesto
$61,680
Bakersfield-Delano
$60,700
Vallejo-Fairfield
$58,190
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$55,450
Chico
$54,650
Stockton
$37,520



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