The average pay for an Entry-Level Claims Adjuster is $43,602 per year.

$34,792 - $56,429
(Median)
$35K
$44K
$56K
MEDIAN: $43,601
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$12.29 - $23.99
(Median)
$12
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$34,792 - $56,429  
   
Bonus
$463.69 - $6,073  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $5,980  
Commission
$3,000  
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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$32,146 - $57,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 736
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.29 - $23.99  
   
Overtime
$17.88 - $38.29  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$463.69 - $6,073  
   
Commission
$3,000  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $5,980  
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).
)
$32,146 - $57,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 186
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National Average: $43,610

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Claims Adjuster Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Claims Adjuster in Metairie:
"It can make you jaded."
This career can jade you. You have to learn to leave work at the office and do not take settlements personally. Settlements are business decisions!!

Claims Adjuster in New Orleans:
"Lack of upward mobility."
Be prepared to deal with other people's problems all day long. Many times, management only rewards results and hard work with more work from other people not working as hard. Get into Risk Management. Unless you can get some type of Management title, you have a ceiling that you will either quickly hit or slowly hit, depending on your company. Case loads are almost always high. My current company is great, low stress, low pending, high complexity claims, but after working for two other insurers, this is an anomaly. I have a college degree, multiple professional designations, which people above me have neither and outside of starting my own company, opportunities do seem limited. Get an engineering degree. The years of hard work in college will pay dividends later. I slacked off and am paying for it now in many ways.

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Skills That Affect Claims Adjuster Salaries

Investigation
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Claim Handling
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Customer Service
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National Average
$44,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
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Bilingual
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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