Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator with Negotiation Skills Salary

An average Claims Examiner or Investigator with Negotiation skills can expect to take home roughly $55K annually. Cash earnings for Claims Examiners and Investigators with Negotiation skills — including $8K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $39K to $79K depending on individual performance. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and years of experience are driving factors as well. Work is enjoyable for Claims Examiners and Investigators with Negotiation skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Claims Examiners and Investigators with Negotiation skills (58 percent) survey respondents. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$40,489 - $77,261
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MEDIAN: $54,680
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$15.08 - $32.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,489 - $77,261  
   
Bonus
$508 - $8,081  
Profit Sharing
$927 - $9,584  
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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$39,110 - $78,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 369
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.08 - $32.67  
   
Hourly Tips
$7.92  
Overtime
$22.19 - $40.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$508 - $8,081  
   
Profit Sharing
$927 - $9,584  
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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$39,110 - $78,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 69

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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Claims Examiners and Investigators with Negotiation skills include Geico, Sedgwick, Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick CMS), Usaa Insurance, and Liberty Mutual Insurance Group. Liberty Mutual Insurance Group offers the largest salaries in town — $67K on average. Claims Examiners and Investigators with Negotiation skills will also find cushy salaries at Usaa Insurance (+$61K), Geico (+$58K), and Progressive Casualty Insurance Company (+$57K).

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick CMS) at $48K, and Sedgwick where $50K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Claims Examiners and Investigators with Negotiation skills there earn up to $74K.

Pay by Experience Level for Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator

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


Claims Examiners and Investigators with Negotiation skills with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $50K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $57K. Claims Examiners and Investigators with Negotiation skills see a median salary of $62K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $69K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,430

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Claims Examiners and Investigators with Negotiation skills that is 18 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Claims Examiners and Investigators with Negotiation skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+17 percent), Boston (+9 percent), Atlanta (+8 percent), and Philadelphia (+6 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Claims Examiner or Investigator's salary, with Houston Claims Examiners and Investigators with Negotiation skills earning salaries that are 22 percent less than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Orlando (14 percent less) and St. Louis (13 percent less).

Key Stats for Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 85 votes.
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Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$55,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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