Claims Administrator Salary

Claims Administrators in the United States can expect to earn an average of $44K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Claims Administrators. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The vast majority of Claims Administrators (80 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$33,601 - $58,875
$34K
$44K
$59K
MEDIAN: $44,450
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$13.85 - $23.59
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MEDIAN: $17.40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$33,601 - $58,875  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,087  
Profit Sharing
$1,344  
Total Pay (?
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$30,960 - $57,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.85 - $23.59  
   
Overtime
$20.71 - $35.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,087  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,344  
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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$30,960 - $57,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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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

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


Claims Administrators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $38K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $43K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $46K in this role. As Claims Administrators reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $55K.

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Key Stats for Claims Administrator

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Claims Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

Experienced
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Skills That Affect Claims Administrator Salaries

Customer Service
▲26%

National Average
$42,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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