Insurance Appraiser
Job Description

Insurance Appraiser Job Description

Insurance Appraiser Job Overview

An insurance appraiser determines whether a company or agency is required to pay for a claim by assessing current policies and factual evidence. They typically serve as field representatives and report to onsite locations to assess vehicle damage or property damage, evaluate real estate, determine the practicality of repair, communicate with automobile repair shop workers about repair cost if needed, establish salvage value, collaborate with claims adjusters, and confirm testimonies. Other work activities include interviewing claimants, consulting experts, and preparing documents for examiners to review throughout the claims process. Insurance appraisers typically work full-time and may represent insurance carriers in agencies or brokerages, or work on behalf of policyholders to negotiate insurance claim settlements as an independent consultant.

Insurance Appraiser Job Template

Insurance Appraiser Job Summary

We’re looking for a reliable field appraiser to join our team of high achievers! In this role, you’ll lead the charge on everything from resolving insurance claims disputes to investigating incidents and determining the cost of repairs associated with damage. The ideal candidate is level-headed and fair; poised to deliver an unbiased assessment of claims-related circumstances. Since onsite reporting is crucial, our new hire must be willing to travel. Apply today if you enjoy an ever-changing work environment and want to break into a prosperous insurance company filled with potential!


Ashburn, VA

Insurance Appraiser Responsibilities

  • Interact professionally with colleagues, policyholders, legal counsel, repair shop workers, underwriters, and others involved with the claims process whether via email, phone, or in person
  • Conduct onsite evaluations and investigations, as needed, to verify facts and gather evidence to evaluate the losses and potential need to repair damage
  • Prepare and submit thorough reports documenting key findings from completed field inspections to ensure satisfactory outcomes and conclusions
  • Follow all procedures for settling insurance claims when you confirm coverage, evaluate policy terms, determine damage, review repair cost estimates, estimate parts needed for repair, and submit supporting insurance forms and additional information

Insurance Appraiser Qualifications

  • High school diploma required; bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or related field preferred
  • Willingness to complete an insurance licensing course and pursue necessary state-mandated licensure through an accredited industry association
  • Insurance industry work experience preferred, especially as an auto damage appraiser or property damage appraiser, but not required
  • Valid driver’s license or reliable transportation to travel to appraisal locations
  • Strong analytical, math, and interpersonal communication skills are a must
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Insurance Appraiser Compensation

$56,348 (National Average)


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