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Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage - 13-1032.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Appraise automobile or other vehicle damage to determine repair costs for insurance claim settlement. Prepare insurance forms to indicate repair cost or cost estimates and recommendations. May seek agreement with automotive repair shop on repair costs.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Appraiser
  • Automobile Appraiser (Auto Appraiser)
  • Automobile Damage Appraiser (Auto Damage Appraiser)
  • Damage Appraiser
  • Field Appraiser
  • Field Inspector
  • Insurance Appraiser
  • Material Damage Appraiser
  • Outside Physical Damage Appraiser
  • Physical Damage Appraiser

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Arrange to have damage appraised by another appraiser to resolve disagreement with shop on repair cost.
  • Determine salvage value on total-loss vehicle.
  • Estimate parts and labor to repair damage, using standard automotive labor and parts cost manuals and knowledge of automotive repair.
  • Evaluate practicality of repair as opposed to payment of market value of vehicle before accident.
  • Examine damaged vehicle to determine extent of structural, body, mechanical, electrical, or interior damage.
  • Prepare insurance forms to indicate repair cost estimates and recommendations.
  • Review repair cost estimates with automobile repair shop to secure agreement on cost of repairs.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Determine the value of goods or services.
  • Estimate costs of goods or services.
  • Examine financial records.
  • Prepare contracts or other transaction documents.

Military Crosswalk Titles

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Appraiser, Automobile Damage