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 amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,400
25th Percentile Wage
$57,350
50th Percentile Wage
$78,240
75th Percentile Wage
$99,130
90th Percentile Wage
$122,630

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 $122,630. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $78,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,400.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of appraisers and assessors of real estate from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$78,240
1.18% 12.87%
2016
$77,320
1.18% -
2015
$76,410
4.10% -
2014
$73,280
4.15% -
2013
$70,240
2.95% -
2012
$68,170
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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 $37,610 to $96,040. 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 $96,040. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Santa Rosa-Petaluma (mean annual salary $92,960). The lowest paying area is Stockton with a median annual salary of $37,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$96,040
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$92,960
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$92,780
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$91,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$81,840
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$80,760
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$80,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$79,980
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$78,850
Fresno
$76,870
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$75,870
Salinas
$74,730
Visalia-Porterville
$70,730
Hanford-Corcoran
$69,850
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$67,750
Vallejo-Fairfield
$67,730
Modesto
$63,750
Bakersfield-Delano
$60,700
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$55,450
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$54,820
Chico
$54,650
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$52,590
El Centro
$51,940
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$49,650
Redding
$46,940
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$44,100
Stockton
$37,610




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