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Entry-Level Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salary

The average Entry-Level Claims Examiner or Investigator can expect to rake in roughly $44K annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators approaches anywhere from $29K on the lower end to $60K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. For the most part, Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$32,790 - $59,747
(Median)
$33K
$44K
$60K
MEDIAN: $43,577
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50%
90%

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$11.77 - $22.52
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$32,790 - $59,747  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,095  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $6,367  
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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$29,409 - $59,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 607
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.77 - $22.52  
   
Overtime
$16.36 - $37.19  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,095  
   
Profit Sharing
$511 - $6,367  
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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$29,409 - $59,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 208

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

Negotiation
up arrow 10%

Claim Handling
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Insurance
0%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$42,000

Medical Coding
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 163 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 9%
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