Entry-Level Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salary

For Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators, annual average wages total $47K per year. Overall cash earnings of Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators stretch from $31K near the bottom to $62K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $7K each from bonuses and profit sharing. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators survey participants are largely women, dominating at 62 percent. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,411 - $61,835
$34K
$47K
$62K
MEDIAN: $46,734
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$12.60 - $23.88
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$24
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$0$61K
Salary $34,411 - $61,835
Bonus $120.80 - $6,735
Profit Sharing $-0.49 - $6,787
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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$31,045 - $61,963
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 580
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $12.60 - $23.88
Hourly Tips $7.92
Overtime $17.62 - $35.38
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $120.80 - $6,735
Profit Sharing $-0.49 - $6,787
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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$31,045 - $61,963
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 263

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Popular Employer Salaries for Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator


Geico, Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick CMS), Sedgwick, Allstate, and State Farm Insurance Company are top-notch employers for Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators in this area. Progressive Casualty Insurance Company attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $54K. 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 $53K, $51K, or $49K, respectively.

Other low-paying employers include State Farm Insurance Company at $37K and Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick CMS) at $38K, though some Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators there earn up to $77K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,872

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

Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators, 32 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent), Chicago (+17 percent), San Diego (+17 percent), and Dallas (+15 percent). Philadelphia ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 7 percent below the national average. 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 Puerto Rico:
"Organisation skills."
Is a hoyos Job if you like to work infernal presure. If you are willing to learn from all cases and read more than 100 time the same policy coverage.

Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator in Mobile:
Get your CPCU.

Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator in Spokane:
"Internships."
In college I really regret not taking on any internships.

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
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 144 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salaries

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▲32%

Legal Research
▲21%


▲14%

Research Analysis
▲13%

▲4%

Medical Terminology
▲2%



National Average
$44,000

Medical Coding
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 144 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 12%
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