Claims Administrator Salary

Median pay for Claims Administrators in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $45K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Claims Administrators survey respondents are women (78 percent). A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. For the most part, Claims Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,010 - $59,496
$33K
$45K
$59K
MEDIAN: $44,665
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50%
90%

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$14.22 - $23.08
$14
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.44
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$33,010 - $59,496  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,087  
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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$31,479 - $57,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.22 - $23.08  
   
Overtime
$20.93 - $35.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,087  
   
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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$31,479 - $57,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Claims Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Claims Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Claims Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 76 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Claims Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Claims Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 28 salaries. A Claims Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 8 salaries.

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Key Stats for Claims Administrator

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Claims Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
▲32%

Experienced
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Skills That Affect Claims Administrator Salaries

Customer Service
▲27%

National Average
$42,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 8%
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