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Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salary (United States)

A Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator earns an average salary of $49,235 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Litigation Case Management and Negotiation. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salary (?
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$35,041 - $70,649
(Median)
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71K
MEDIAN: $49,235
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Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salary (?
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$12.31 - $27.90
(Median)
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28
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,041 - $70,649  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,356  
Profit Sharing
$602 - $5,970  
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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$32,133 - $71,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,657
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.31 - $27.90  
   
Overtime
$16.74 - $41.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,356  
   
Profit Sharing
$602 - $5,970  
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).
)
$32,133 - $71,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 411
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Job Description for Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator

Claim Adjuster/Examiner/Investigators are an extremely important piece to the many businesses where citizens make claims to receive financial compensation or other benefits. Without a claims investigator in an insurance company, people could just make false claims and receive money fraudulently. They could do the same for disability even if they are not disabled. The primary function of this job is deciding the legitimacy of claims, so they financially protect the business that they work for.
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Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Tasks
  • Provide updates on customer problems and safety or policy violations.
  • Maintain documentation of claim and claim denial, and report on pending claims and findings to the Claims Manager.
  • Perform detailed investigations, field audits, and telephone interviews to research claims.
  • Follow and maintain claims management guidelines.

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Pay Difference By Location

Sacramento
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Seattle
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Houston
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National Average
$48,000
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Richmond
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Omaha
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Miami
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San Antonio
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Experience Affects Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salaries

National Average
$48,000

Skills That Affect Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salaries

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 20%
Investigation
up arrow 6%
Insurance
up arrow 4%
Customer Service
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National Average
$48,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%