Entry-Level Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salary

For Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators, yearly average wages total $44K annually. With some bonuses approaching $5K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K, overall incomes of Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators spread between $29K and $60K depending on individual performance. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators is high. Women make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators (57 percent) survey respondents. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,913 - $59,809
(Median)
$33K
$44K
$60K
MEDIAN: $43,733
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$11.79 - $23.06
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$32,913 - $59,809  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,083  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $6,411  
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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$29,411 - $59,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 594
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $23.06  
   
Overtime
$16.29 - $37.35  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,083  
   
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $6,411  
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).
)
$29,411 - $59,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 210
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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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Customer Service
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Insurance
0%

National Average
$42,000

Medical Coding
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 150 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 9%
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