Entry-Level Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators sits in the ballpark of $44K per year. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators โ€” which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing โ€” stretch from around $30K to approximately $60K. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators who responded to the questionnaire โ€” 61 percent to be exact. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and the larger part get vision benefits. Most Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$33,532 - $60,050
(Median)
$34K
$44K
$60K
MEDIAN: $44,166
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$11.75 - $23.47
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$33,532 - $60,050  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,009  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $6,544  
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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$29,577 - $59,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 636
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.75 - $23.47  
   
Overtime
$16.18 - $36.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,009  
   
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $6,544  
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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$29,577 - $59,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 236
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Popular Employer Salaries for Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator


Geico pays the most with a median salary of $51K, though there is little variation overall ($41K to $61K).

Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick CMS) offers the least pay with a median salary of $39K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $53K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,389

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+13 percent), Houston (+12 percent), Dallas (+9 percent), and Atlanta (+8 percent). Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators in San Antonio earn salaries far below the national average by 30 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers also pay below the national average in Miami (18 percent lower) and Detroit (6 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salaries

Negotiation
up arrow 11%

Insurance
up arrow 2%

Claim Handling
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Customer Service
0%

National Average
$42,000

Medical Coding
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 138 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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