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Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate Salary Information

The salary statistics of appraisers and assessors of real estate are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of appraisers and assessors of real estate within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The appraisers and assessors of real estate annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,060
25th Percentile Wage
$37,490
50th Percentile Wage
$51,850
75th Percentile Wage
$73,080
90th Percentile Wage
$97,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for appraisers and assessors of real estate. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) appraisers and assessors of real estate is $97,120. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,060. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 258% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
201651,850-0.02%4.46%
201551,860-1.37%-
201452,5702.93%-
201351,0302.92%-
201249,540--

Table 2. Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of appraisers and assessors of real estate in 11 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for appraisers and assessors of real estate occupations is the transportation and warehousing sector with an annual salary $83,530. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $40,480).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Transportation and Warehousing
$83,530
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$70,600
Finance and Insurance
$64,460
Utilities
$63,390
Construction
$57,890
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$53,080
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$50,690
Federal, State, and Local Government
$50,340
Information
$48,650
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$46,580
Wholesale Trade
$40,480

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate by States

From the above tables we note that not only appraisers and assessors of real estate salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of appraisers and assessors of real estate in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $26,510 to $95,210. The highest paying state for appraisers and assessors of real estate is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $95,210. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $26,510. For more salary information of appraisers and assessors of real estate profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$95,210
California
$77,320
Alaska
$76,500
Washington
$67,200
Connecticut
$66,630
Massachusetts
$64,760
New Jersey
$63,980
Colorado
$63,870
Minnesota
$61,080
New Hampshire
$60,690
Wisconsin
$59,060
Oregon
$58,350
Delaware
$58,330
Maryland
$56,910
Nevada
$56,530
Virginia
$56,010
Wyoming
$54,820
Texas
$54,500
Hawaii
$53,760
Maine
$53,470
Illinois
$53,340
Pennsylvania
$52,360
Iowa
$52,340
Michigan
$50,950
Ohio
$50,440
Arizona
$50,200
New York
$49,740
Rhode Island
$49,720
North Carolina
$49,090
Tennessee
$48,940
Nebraska
$48,740
North Dakota
$47,670
Missouri
$46,130
South Dakota
$45,990
Utah
$45,930
Alabama
$45,890
Louisiana
$44,900
Florida
$43,960
Georgia
$43,230
Vermont
$43,020
West Virginia
$42,610
Kansas
$42,540
South Carolina
$41,580
Montana
$41,230
Idaho
$40,910
Arkansas
$40,720
Oklahoma
$38,830
Mississippi
$37,880
Indiana
$36,680
Kentucky
$36,160
New Mexico
$35,410
Puerto Rico
$26,510



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