The highest average salaries go to IT Business Analysts, who bring in close to $79K per year, though Insurance Claims Supervisors are not far behind at around $74K along with Senior Claims Adjusters (about $62K) and Claims Examiners and Investigators ($53K). On the lower end are Administrative Assistants at approximately $30K on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($78K annually) can be spotted in Itasca, Ill.; Mechanicsburg, Pa. (approximately $75K), St. Louis, Mo. ($62K), and Boston, Mass. ($32K) are the next top-paying cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of about $75K per year) in Pennsylvania.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of around $34K annually. The greater proportion of employees (32 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $37K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Risk Management Associates have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $75K annually. On average, salaries rise to around $74K per year for accredited Claims Associates. Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Certificate (Cert), Risk Management & Insurance — these employees rake in approximately $74K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Microsoft Office in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $65K per year. Customer Service is a popular skill in the Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. workforce; approximately half of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Many workers are also familiar with Claim Handling, Negotiation, and Complex Litigation Case Management.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. gives paid vacation days to 42 percent and sick leave to one-half of workers. The vast majority of respondents participate in a 401(k) program. A large number of workers receive health insurance, and almost all survey participants get dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. are life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and optional telecommute / work from home.