An average Entry-Level Claims Examiner or Investigator can expect to take home roughly $46K annually. Total incomes of Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $6K from bonuses and close to $8K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $31K and $61K. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,157 - $60,387
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$46K
$60K
MEDIAN: $45,893
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$12.82 - $24.15
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$34,157 - $60,387  
   
Bonus
$243.61 - $6,199  
Profit Sharing
$1.21 - $8,319  
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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$30,816 - $61,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 552
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $24.15  
   
Hourly Tips
$7.92  
Overtime
$17.92 - $34.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$243.61 - $6,199  
   
Profit Sharing
$1.21 - $8,319  
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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$30,816 - $61,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 229

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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 offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $54K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Geico, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, and Sedgwick, where Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators typically earn around $53K, $53K, or $49K, respectively.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick CMS) ($38K), Allstate ($41K), and State Farm Insurance Company ($43K).

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,477

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

For Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators, New York provides a pay rate that is 20 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+18 percent), Dallas (+16 percent), San Diego (+15 percent), and Atlanta (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 14 percent, Miami is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Detroit (13 percent less) and Philadelphia (4 percent less).

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 123 votes.
071
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
16%
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Skills That Affect Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salaries

Writing Procedures & Documentation
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Legal Research
up arrow 22%

Litigation Case Management
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Research Analysis
up arrow 14%




Medical Terminology
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National Average
$43,000

Medical Coding
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 123 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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