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Entry-Level Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salary

Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators can expect wages of $43K per year on average. 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 $29K and $59K. The majority of Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Women Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,383 - $58,989
(Median)
$32K
$43K
$59K
MEDIAN: $43,426
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50%
90%

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$11.75 - $22.61
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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50%
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
$32,383 - $58,989  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,075  
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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$29,299 - $59,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 609
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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.75 - $22.61  
   
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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,075  
   
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).
)
$29,299 - $59,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 205

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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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 167 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 9%
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