Appraisers' earnings vary considerably depending on the types of property they appraise and their experience and qualifications. Self-employed appraisers charge a fee for each appraisal based on the time it takes to do the appraisal, the distance travelled and the type of report required.
Personal property and equipment appraisers are part of the larger 2011 National Occupational Classification 1314: Assessors, valuators and appraisers.
According to the 2015 Alberta Wage and Salary Survey, Albertans in the Assessors, valuators and appraisers occupational group earned on average from $31.48 to $46.36 an hour. The overall average wage was $40.72 an hour. For more information, see the Assessors, valuators and appraisers wage profile.