Occupational Employment Statistics


13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate

Appraise real property and estimate its fair value. May assess taxes in accordance with prescribed schedules.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 25013$28.26/hr$19.06/hr$22.88/hr$28.20/hr$33.04/hr$38.28/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial Activities880$25.48/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration670$30.62/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20$27.34/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$31.72/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 30$34.85/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30$30.66/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 50$26.03/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 60$27.77/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 80$30.20/hr8.6%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 80$29.34/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 100$29.77/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 100$29.02/hr6.0%
Southwest Minnesota 120$27.68/hr5.9%
Central Minnesota 130$32.14/hr9.2%
Northwest Balance of State 160$28.40/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 250$28.20/hr6.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 950$27.83/hr22.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,020$28.14/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,550$28.63/hr17.1%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 5,570$30.65/hr-4.2%
Real Estate Sales Agents 1,740$20.28/hr5.3%
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 24,660$32.24/hr7.9%

  • Compute final estimation of property values, taking into account such factors as depreciation, replacement costs, value comparisons of similar properties, and income potential.
  • Examine income records and operating costs of income properties.
  • Search public records for transactions such as sales, leases, and assessments.
  • Examine the type and location of nearby services, such as shopping centers, schools, parks, and other neighborhood features, to evaluate their impact on property values.
  • Check building codes and zoning bylaws to determine any effects on the properties being appraised.
  • Inspect properties to evaluate construction, condition, special features, and functional design, and to take property measurements.
  • Maintain familiarity with aspects of local real estate markets.
  • Identify the ownership of each piece of taxable property.
  • Verify legal descriptions of properties by comparing them to county records.
  • Photograph interiors and exteriors of properties to assist in estimating property value, substantiate findings, and complete appraisal reports.