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Average Salary for Auto-Owners Insurance Company Employees

Auto-Owners Insurance Company generally pays its employees $47K annually. Though what you do at the company and geography do impact pay, how long you've been working is the primary influence on employee salary at Auto-Owners Insurance Company. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

Auto-Owners Insurance Company typically pays:
below market

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Employer: Auto-Owners Insurance Company
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Insurance Underwriter, Commercial Property (4)
$31,795 - $61,787  
[-]Insurance Underwriter, Commercial Property (4)
Salary$31,673 - $57,127  
Bonus$557 - $6,108  
Profit Disbursement$609 - $7,277  
Total Pay$31,795 - $61,787  
[+]Insurance Claims Representative (4)
$29,355 - $74,339  
[+]Insurance Claims Representative (4)
Salary$33,974 - $61,410  
Bonus$507 - $7,811  
Total Pay$29,355 - $74,339  
[+]Claims Adjuster (3)
$32,749 - $69,156  
[+]Claims Adjuster (3)
Salary$35,909 - $64,510  
Bonus$353.11 - $6,607  
Total Pay$32,749 - $69,156  
[+]Underwriter (3)
$29,193 - $58,895  
[+]Underwriter (3)
Salary$29,457 - $52,562  
Bonus$750 - $8,207  
Total Pay$29,193 - $58,895  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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Years of Experience

Respondents with a company tenure of five to ten years tend to make $42K. In a nutshell, the largest fraction of Auto-Owners Insurance Company people (33 percent) have been in their field for one to four years and earn $41K per year.


Claims Adjusters rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $52K; Insurance Claims Representatives come in second with typical earnings amounting to about $44K, while Commercial Property Insurance Underwriters and Underwriters rank near the top as well (approximately $41K and $38K, respectively). Claim Representatives at Auto-Owners Insurance Company do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (around $35K) at the company.


Median pay is highest in Montgomery ($53K annually), followed by Columbia ($49K), the company's headquarter city of Lansing (about $47K), and Kalamazoo ($43K). Traverse City ranks low on the pay scale — at approximately $37K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Alabama offers the highest pay at around $53K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $48K for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Salaries typically rise to approximately $47K annually for accredited Claims Associates. Those with a Bachelor of Science in General Business at Auto-Owners Insurance Company come out on top, and their salaries approach $48K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Negotiation; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $51K. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; over a third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Claim Handling, Insurance, and Sales.

Benefits and Perks

One-half of workers have paid vacation, and only about 31 percent can take paid time off for illness. With an eye toward the future, Auto-Owners Insurance Company offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan, a company pension plan, and a defined benefit retirement plan. Nearly all workers can count on health insurance, and a strong majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Perks also include life insurance, a defined benefit retirement plan, and company car / automobile.

Key Stats

46 %
54 %
$30,262 - $56,993
$35,000 - $49,871
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

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