Entry-Level Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salary

Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators take home an average $43K per year. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators approaches anywhere from $29K on the lower end to $59K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$32,339 - $58,887
(Median)
$32K
$43K
$59K
MEDIAN: $43,171
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$11.74 - $22.64
(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
$32,339 - $58,887  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,029  
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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$29,335 - $58,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 616
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $22.64  
   
Overtime
$16.29 - $36.50  
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 - $5,029  
   
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).
)
$29,335 - $58,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 204

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

Negotiation
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Claim Handling
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Insurance
0%

National Average
$42,000

Customer Service
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Medical Coding
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 172 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 9%