For Claims Administrators, yearly average wages total $45K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women make up the vast majority of Claims Administrators (83 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Most get medical and dental insurance, and the greater part get vision plans, too. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$34,327 - $64,000
(Median)
$34K
$45K
$64K
MEDIAN: $44,537
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90%

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$13.58 - $23.99
(Median)
$14
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$34,327 - $64,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,096  
Profit Sharing
$1,922  
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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$31,214 - $59,082  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.58 - $23.99  
   
Overtime
$20.71 - $35.84  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,096  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,922  
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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$31,214 - $59,082  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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Job Description for Claims Administrator

A claims administrator is responsible for working with insurance claims in the medical/healthcare field, as well as property insurance. These administrators are employed by a variety of organizations, but generally work within office environments and keep traditional weekly business hours, although overtime may occasionally be necessary. An associate’s degree in an area such as public administration is often required, and some employers prefer those with a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Many also supplement work experience for formal training and education.

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Claims Administrator Tasks

  • Prepare and monitor insurance budgets and report on exceptional circumstances.
  • File claims, enter data, and update databases with current daily information.
  • Review claim submissions and determine eligibility and level of coverage.
  • Coordinate insurance process across departments, tracking claims and reporting on aggregate metrics.
  • Support and mentor staff in insurance resources, standards, data, and contacts.

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Pay by Experience Level for Claims Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average inexperienced worker earns $39K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $45K. Claims Administrators see a median salary of $46K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $59K on average.

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Experience Affects Claims Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Claims Administrator Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 22%

Claim Handling
up arrow 1%

National Average
$43,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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