The Independent Adjuster Podcast (IA Path)
About This Show
The Independent Claims Adjuster Path Podcast is the home for current and future auto damage appraisers and adjusters. Chris Stanley gives insight into the career of auto claims adjusting as an independent daily claims adjuster and as a catastrophic auto hail adjuster.
Becoming an independent adjuster is an alternative path to the traditional roadmap laid out in front of future claims adjusters. Get the underground path from a 9-year veteran in the industry.
This is the IA Path Podcast and I am your guide, Chris Stanley.
Most Recent Episode
IA 42: The Independent Truth Behind an Auto Damage Appraiser and Claims Adjuster Salary
5 days ago
This episode answers the common questions behind the pay of an auto damage appraiser or independent auto claims adjuster. Today's episode is brought to you by Badger Mapping. Check it out HERE The Independent Truth Behind an Independent Appraiser or Claims Adjuster Salary Earning a living, making the cash, bringing home the bacon, and making it rain are all different ways to say, "making money." It's why we do what we do or why we are interested in doing something different. People want to know before they get involved in a new career, job, or even helping out a buddy, "what will I get paid?" In this post I'm going to walk you through the “independent truth about the pay of an auto damage appraiser and independent auto claims adjuster.” AVG per year of a Claims Adjuster $63,000 The average per year is in the ballpark of sixty-three thousand dollars a year, which is a good income for most adjusters, but this is the average and not where you will start out. Also. the big thing to realize about being an independent adjuster or auto damage appraiser is that you own your own business. To many adjusters this may be a realization, but it is an essential realization to have. You, as an IA, are a freelancer, and you are payed in the same manner as a freelancer, per piece. There is no salary and no guarantees. Pay Type – Per File (or per piece) There are exceptions, such as catastrophic per day pay, but for the most part we are paid on a per file basis. Just like a graphic designer is paid on a per piece or per project basis, independent adjusters and appraisers are paid the same way. Pay Amount - $20-$80 per file Currently, the per file basis is on a scale and starts at $20, for photo’s only working for companies like WeGoLook, and goes to $80 working for high end independent auto damage appraiser companies like, IA Net. The responsibilities and expectation raise with the pay. Starting out you can expect to make $20-$60 per file, depending on whether you are completing the industry standard estimate, or just taking photos. What You Are Getting Paid For The major tasks you must complete to get paid on a file are, Setting an Appointm