Entry-Level Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators sits in the ballpark of $46K annually. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $7K each, total incomes of Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators generally range from $31K to $61K depending on individual performance. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators (61 percent) who took the survey are female. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,002 - $60,847
$34K
$46K
$61K
MEDIAN: $45,923
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$12.64 - $24.05
$13
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.93
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary 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.
)
$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$34,002 - $60,847  
   
Bonus
$250.00 - $7,000  
Profit Sharing
$1.00 - $6,878  
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).
)
$30,694 - $61,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 541
© PayScale, Inc. @ www.payscale.com
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.64 - $24.05  
   
Hourly Tips
$7.92  
Overtime
$17.76 - $35.56  
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.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$250.00 - $7,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1.00 - $6,878  
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).
)
$30,694 - $61,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 226
© PayScale, Inc. @ www.payscale.com

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator


Geico, Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick CMS), Sedgwick, Allstate, and State Farm Insurance Company are among the top companies that take on many Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators. For Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators, comfortable salaries can be found at Progressive Casualty Insurance Company; in fact, median earnings sit around $54K, the highest in the area. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Geico, Usaa Insurance, and Sedgwick, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators rake in a comfortable $53K, $51K, or $49K, respectively.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include State Farm Insurance Company at $37K, and Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick CMS) where $38K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators there earn up to $77K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,492

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

For Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+20 percent), Chicago (+18 percent), San Diego (+18 percent), and Dallas (+16 percent). The lowest-paying market is Philadelphia, which sits 6 percent below the national average. Workers in Detroit and Los Angeles earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (6 percent less and 2 percent less, respectively).

Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Advice

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

Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator in Ann Arbor:
`"$Ride along for a few months before applying."`
Ride along on claims if you can before applying for the job.

Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator in Livonia:
`"$Valuable Skills."`
Knowledge in multi-state WC laws/regulations is a big help in this industry. Being highly organized in this field reduces your stress level. Learn your top priorities in your daily work.

Key Stats for Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 124 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
16%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Skills That Affect Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salaries

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▲33%

Legal Research
▲22%


▲15%

Research Analysis
▲14%

▲5%

Medical Terminology
▲3%



National Average
$43,000

Medical Coding
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 12%
ADVERTISEMENT