Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 13-1032 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage
Appraise automobile or other vehicle damage to determine cost of repair for insurance claim settlement and seek agreement with automotive repair shop on cost of repair. Prepare insurance forms to indicate repair cost or cost estimates and recommendations.
Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Evaluate practicality of repair as opposed to payment of market value of vehicle before accident. Review repair cost estimates with automobile repair shop to secure agreement on cost of repairs. Examine damaged vehicle to determine extent of structural, body, mechanical, electrical, or interior damage. Prepare insurance forms to indicate repair cost estimates and recommendations. Estimate parts and labor to repair damage, using standard automotive labor and parts cost manuals and knowledge of automotive repair. Determine salvage value on total-loss vehicle. Arrange to have damage appraised by another appraiser to resolve disagreement with shop on repair cost.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $23.93   Entry $49,777.00
Mean $32.12   Mean $66,813.00
Experience $36.21 Experience $75,326.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance
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No postsecondary schools reported programs.
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13-1032.00 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage