Entry-Level Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salary

Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators take home an average $44K annually. In the world of Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators, overall income ranges from $30K near the bottom to $59K at the top; this can include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most Entry-Level Claims Examiners and Investigators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$32,900 - $59,742
(Median)
$33K
$44K
$60K
MEDIAN: $43,762
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$11.80 - $23.03
(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
$32,900 - $59,742  
   
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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$29,503 - $59,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 593
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.80 - $23.03  
   
Overtime
$15.95 - $37.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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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).
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$29,503 - $59,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 211
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salaries

Negotiation
up arrow 11%

Claim Handling
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Insurance
0%

National Average
$42,000

Medical Coding
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 146 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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