Entry-Level Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salary (United States)

More than three-quarters of Entry-Level Claims Examiners report fewer than five years in the field, making for a fairly junior workforce. The group as a whole takes home roughly $41,449 annually on average. Total cash compensation varies from around $30,973 to approximately $56,931; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $4,951 and $6,050, respectively. The majority in this profession are lucky enough to receive benefits; most get medical and dental insurance, and more than half get vision plans, too. Women Entry-Level Claims Examiners just slightly outnumber men in the field. For the most part, Entry-Level Claims Examiners enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Entry-Level Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salary (?
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$30,973 - $56,931
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MEDIAN: $42,362
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Entry-Level Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salary (?
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$11.68 - $23.36
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,973 - $56,931  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,951  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $6,050  
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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$29,530 - $57,120  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 749
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.68 - $23.36  
   
Overtime
$16.43 - $33.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,951  
   
Profit Sharing
$750 - $6,050  
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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$29,530 - $57,120  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 226
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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Claims Examiners, New York offers exceptional salaries, 10 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Claims Examiners will also find cushy salaries in Charlotte (+6 percent) and Chicago (+5 percent). In Tampa, salaries are 2 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salaries

Negotiation
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Claim Handling
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National Average
$41,000
Insurance
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Customer Service
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Medical Coding
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 240 votes.

Gender

Female
55%
female alumni
 
Male
45%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%
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