Entry-Level Claims Adjuster Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Entry-Level Claims Adjuster is $41,087 per year.
Entry-Level Claims Adjuster Salary (?
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$31,700 - $54,959
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MEDIAN: $41,087
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Entry-Level Claims Adjuster Salary (?
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$12.15 - $23.86
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$31,700 - $54,959  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,963  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $4,875  
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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$30,325 - $55,916  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 697
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.15 - $23.86  
   
Overtime
$17.44 - $35.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,963  
   
Profit Sharing
$511 - $4,875  
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).
)
$30,325 - $55,916  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 155
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Pay Difference By Location

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$41,000
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Claims Adjuster Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
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 Entry-Level Claims Adjuster Salaries

Claim Handling
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Customer Service
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National Average
$41,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
46%
female alumni
 
Male
54%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 9%