Entry-Level Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salary

Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators take home an average $47K annually. Total cash compensation for Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators runs from $31K to $62K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $7K and profit sharing that can reach almost $6K. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Female Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators survey participants are more prevalent than men — 60 percent of professionals. For the most part, Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,352 - $61,309
$34K
$47K
$61K
MEDIAN: $46,519
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$12.67 - $23.88
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MEDIAN: $17.08
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$34,352 - $61,309  
   
Bonus
$205.42 - $6,735  
Profit Sharing
$0.79 - $6,183  
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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$30,887 - $61,706  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 578
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.67 - $23.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$7.92  
Overtime
$17.52 - $35.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$205.42 - $6,735  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.79 - $6,183  
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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$30,887 - $61,706  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 249

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Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators fill the offices of leading firms Geico, Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick CMS), Sedgwick, Allstate, and State Farm Insurance Company. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Progressive Casualty Insurance Company offers the most; Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators earn $54K on average there. Soaring salaries can also be found at Geico, Usaa Insurance, and Sedgwick, where earnings of $53K, $51K, or $49K are standard for Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators.

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: $43,774

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

With a pay rate for Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators that is 32 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+19 percent), Chicago (+17 percent), San Diego (+17 percent), and Dallas (+15 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 7 percent south of the national average, can be found in Philadelphia. Detroit and Los Angeles are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 7 percent lower and 3 percent lower, 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
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 137 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
16%
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Skills That Affect Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salaries

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▲32%

Legal Research
▲22%


▲14%

Research Analysis
▲13%

▲5%


Medical Terminology
▲2%


National Average
$44,000

Medical Coding
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 12%
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