appraiser-img-large Following is the results of a survey conducted with AIC membership in 2012.
 
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The salary of a designated appraiser is considerably higher than the average Canadian.

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Becoming a fee-appraiser increases your opportunity to earn a higher salary.

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Obtaining an AACI designation could mean a six-figure income.

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Many employers – within private and public sectors- hire designated appraisers.

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There is growing opportunity for women within the field of appraisal services.

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The appraisal profession requires analytical competencies.

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There is significant demand for appraisal services within large employers.

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To meet employer demand the AIC will need to designate over 220 Appraisers per year; a substantial increase over current numbers.

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Most large employers will pay for AIC accreditation and education to enhance their employees’ appraisal skills.

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Employers are willing to invest in students to help them become accredited appraisers.

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Students with an AIC designation will increase their chances of employment.

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About the Survey: The Membership study results are based on an on-line survey of active members conducted from June 20 to the 29th, 2012.  A total of 1,054 completed responses were obtained. This represents a 26% response rate and results are considered accurate to within +/- 3%, 19 times out of 20. The employer survey was based on a multiple lines of evidence approach.  This included in-depth interviews and an online survey of the 35 of the largest employers of AIC members.  This was augmented by results from the membership survey including from those who self-identified as having employment responsibility. The study was conducted by Douglas Meredith and Associates, consultants specializing in business research and strategy.