The average Appeals and Grievances Investigator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $45K annually. Total cash compensation for Appeals and Grievances Investigators generally runs between $32K and $62K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $4K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Appeals and Grievances Investigators who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 82 percent. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,175 - $62,705
(Median)
$35K
$45K
$63K
MEDIAN: $45,031
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$14.86 - $25.69
(Median)
$15
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$35,175 - $62,705  
   
Bonus
$242.40 - $4,122  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,101 - $61,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.86 - $25.69  
   
Overtime
$20.36 - $37.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$242.40 - $4,122  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,101 - $61,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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Job Description for Appeals and Grievances Investigator

  • Research trends in grievance reporting and suggest improvements to processes.
  • Oversee grievances and appeals from filing to resolution.
  • Handle management of all grievances and appeals requests for the organization.
  • Provide education on grievance and appeals rights and explain procedures.

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Pay by Experience Level for Appeals and Grievances Investigator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average inexperienced worker earns $41K. It's worth noting that someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a smaller median salary of $41K. Appeals and Grievances Investigators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $47K. Appeals and Grievances Investigators who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $52K.

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Experience Affects Appeals and Grievances Investigator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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