Auto Damage Insurance Appraises Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for auto damage insurance appraisers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of auto damage insurance appraisers 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,080
25th Percentile Wage
$52,140
50th Percentile Wage
$62,530
75th Percentile Wage
$78,260
90th Percentile Wage
$93,870

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for auto damage insurance appraisers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $93,870. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,080.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of auto damage insurance appraisers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,530
0.58% 2.37%
2016
$62,170
-4.81% -
2015
$65,160
5.68% -
2014
$61,460
-3.48% -
2013
$63,600
4.01% -
2012
$61,050
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of auto damage insurance appraisers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of auto damage insurance appraisers in state of California ranges from $39,360 to $70,320. The highest paying area for auto damage insurance appraisers in California is Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville with a median annual salary of $70,320. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $67,830). The lowest paying area is Bakersfield-Delano with a median annual salary of $39,360.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$70,320
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$67,830
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$67,710
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$67,610
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$65,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$63,850
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$63,000
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$60,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$60,160
Bakersfield-Delano
$39,360




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