A Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator earns an average salary of $48,401 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 Total Pay (?
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$34,248 - $69,701
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $48,400
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Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Total Pay (?
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$12.29 - $25.96
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,248 - $69,701  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,173  
Profit Sharing
$501 - $5,868  
Commission
$0.00 - $34,765  
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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$31,709 - $70,221  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,665
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.29 - $25.96  
   
Overtime
$16.87 - $39.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,173  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $34,765  
Profit Sharing
$501 - $5,868  
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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$31,709 - $70,221  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,665
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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 by Experience Level for Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator
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Pay Difference By Location
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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
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Investigation
up arrow 9%
Insurance
up arrow 4%
Customer Service
up arrow 3%
National Average
$48,000
Medical Coding
up arrow 10%
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Gender
Female
58%
female alumni
 
Male
42%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 10%
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