Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators pull down an average of $46K per year. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators — which occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing — stretch from around $30K to approximately $61K. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators who responded to the questionnaire — 61 percent to be exact. Most Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$34,010 - $60,439
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$34K
$46K
$60K
MEDIAN: $45,573
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$12.53 - $23.99
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$34,010 - $60,439  
   
Bonus
$242.40 - $7,175  
Profit Sharing
$0.50 - $9,250  
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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$30,388 - $60,832  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 529
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.53 - $23.99  
   
Hourly Tips
$7.92  
Overtime
$16.71 - $34.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$242.40 - $7,175  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.50 - $9,250  
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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$30,388 - $60,832  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 216
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Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators fill the offices of leading firms Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick CMS), Geico, Sedgwick, Allstate, and UnitedHealth Group. 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. Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators can also look forward to large paychecks at Geico ($53K), Liberty Mutual Insurance Group ($48K), and Sedgwick ($47K).

Also approaching the lower end are State Farm Insurance Company at $37K, Allstate at $41K, and Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick CMS) at $47K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,282

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Surpassing the national average by 26 percent, Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+19 percent), San Diego (+13 percent), Dallas (+13 percent), and Houston (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Antonio, which sits 21 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Miami and Detroit are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 13 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively.

Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Advice

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.

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Skills That Affect Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salaries

Writing Procedures & Documentation
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Legal Research
up arrow 23%

Litigation Case Management
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Negotiation
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Research Analysis
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Medical Terminology
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Claim Handling
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Customer Service
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National Average
$43,000

Medical Coding
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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