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Entry-Level Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salary (United States)

Pay for Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators is typically around $42K annually. In the world of Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $6K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $30K and $57K. A solid majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Men are barely outnumbered by their female counterparts, who make up a slight majority at 55 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Entry-Level Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salary (?
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$30,973 - $56,931
(Median)
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42K
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57K
MEDIAN: $42,362
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Entry-Level Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salary (?
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$11.68 - $23.36
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,973 - $56,931  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,951  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $6,050  
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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$29,530 - $57,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 749
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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.68 - $23.36  
   
Overtime
$16.43 - $33.84  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,951  
   
Profit Sharing
$750 - $6,050  
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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$29,530 - $57,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 226
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$41,000
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New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators, 10 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators will also find cushy salaries in Charlotte (+6 percent) and Chicago (+5 percent). Tampa is the lowest-paying area, 2 percent south of the national average.
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salaries

Negotiation
up arrow 8%
Claim Handling
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National Average
$41,000
Insurance
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Customer Service
up arrow 3%
Medical Coding
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 240 votes.

Gender

Female
55%
female alumni
 
Male
45%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%