Auto estimators are needed by body shops and insurance companies to generate auto estimates.
In this video interview, Bob Wilson, Select Service Inspector for State Farm gives a few tips for students interested in a auto collision repair career pathway.
Interview With Bob Wilson of State Farm Insurance In Regards To A Career In Collision Repair
How Much Money Can An Estimator Expect To Earn?
I do not have the data for an estimator at a body shop estimator, but according to O*NET an Auto Damage Appraiser median wage is listed below. Cluster: 13-1032.00 Insurance Appraiser Auto Damage
Median wages (2012) – $28.18 hourly, $58,610 annual
Employment (2010) – 11,000 employees
Projected growth (2010-2020) – Decline slowly or moderately (-3% to -9%)
Projected job openings (2010-2020) – 2,700
How To Become Ann Auto Apraiser http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/claims-adjusters-appraisers-examiners-and-investigators.htm#tab-4