When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($63K annually) can be spotted in Memphis, Tenn.; Dallas, Texas (around $50K), Chicago, Ill. (about $46K), and Coralville, Iowa ($45K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $28K) is Dubuque, Iowa. Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick CMS) workers in California earn the most — approximately $75K per year on average.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $65K annually. The largest fraction of Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick CMS) people (39 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $39K per year on average.
Senior Claims Adjusters rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $64K annually; Claims Examiners and Investigators come in second with average earnings amounting to about $51K, while Human Resources Consultants and Data Analysts rank near the top as well (around $48K and $46K, respectively). On the lower end are Insurance Claims Adjusters at $35K on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Registered Pharmacist certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $84K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Acquiring certification to be a Licensed Claims Adjuster is rewarded with median pay of around $52K annually. Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick CMS) provides the highest financial reward to those with an Associate's Degree, Business Administration — these employees rake in $90K per year.
In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $95K annually. Claim Handling is a popular skill among Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick CMS) workers, with roughly one-half of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Other top skills include Customer Service, Negotiation, and Insurance.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick CMS) gives paid vacation days to 31 percent and sick leave to one in seven employees. A large number of respondents contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Health insurance is part of the package for most respondents, and for a large number of employees, dental coverage is too. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and optional telecommute / work from home.