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Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salary with Negotiation skills (United States)

The majority of Claims Examiners and Investigators with Negotiation skills — about one-half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $36K to $80K per year, and the median is $53K annually. With some bonuses approaching $9K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K, overall incomes of Claims Examiners and Investigators with Negotiation skills spread between $36K and $80K depending on individual performance. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and tenure are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator with Negotiation skills Salary (?
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$38,071 - $74,346
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MEDIAN: $53,497
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Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator with Negotiation skills Salary (?
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$12.73 - $40.53
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,071 - $74,346  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
Profit Sharing
$966 - $5,500  
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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$35,725 - $80,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 368
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.73 - $40.53  
   
Overtime
$18.69 - $42.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$966 - $5,500  
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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$35,725 - $80,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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Popular Employer Salaries for Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator with Negotiation skills

Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick CMS), Geico, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, The Chubb Corporation, and Sedgwick are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Claims Examiners and Investigators with Negotiation skills. With a median salary of $69K, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group offers Claims Examiners and Investigators with Negotiation skills the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $53K and are capped at $84K.

Pay by Experience Level for Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator with Negotiation skills

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Claims Examiners and Investigators with Negotiation skills, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $45K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $53K. Claims Examiners and Investigators with Negotiation skills bring in $58K after working for 10 to 20 years. As Claims Examiners and Investigators with Negotiation skills reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $65K.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Dallas
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Orlando
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Chicago
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Los Angeles
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Boston
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Philadelphia
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Portland
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Phoenix
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Charlotte
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National Average
$54,000
Atlanta
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New York
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St. Louis
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Tampa
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For those looking to make money, Claims Examiners and Investigators with Negotiation skills in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 48 percent above the national average. Claims Examiners and Investigators with Negotiation skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+20 percent), Orlando (+17 percent), Chicago (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+8 percent). Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Tampa is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers pay around 11 percent less in St. Louis and 2 percent less in New York, below-median salaries for those in this field.
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Experience Affects Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator with Negotiation skills Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$54,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 10%