Claims Director Salary

Wages for Claims Directors in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($98K) per year. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Women make up a slight majority of Claims Directors (52 percent) survey respondents. Most receive medical and dental insurance and the larger part get vision insurance. Most Claims Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$61,985 - $128,655

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$61,985 - $128,655  
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$2,000 - $16,750  
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$62,618 - $143,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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Job Description for Claims Director

Claims directors work within insurance companies and are responsible for responding to various claims made by its customers. Claims directors generally work in office environments during traditional business hours, although overtime may occasionally be required depending on the employer.


Claims Director Tasks

  • Modify, monitor and improve dashboards and metrics for understanding claims process and progress.
  • Establish policies that conform to regulations, meet industry standards and satisfy customers.
  • Oversee a department, setting goals, guiding hiring and monitoring the budget.
  • Partner with executive leadership to meet goals and achieve organizational strategies.

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Popular Skills for Claims Director

Claims Directors who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Operations Management, Claim Handling, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include People Management. Those proficient in Claim Handling are, more often than not, also skilled in Operations Management.

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Experience Affects Claims Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Claims Director Salaries

Operations Management
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Claim Handling

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People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.


52 %
48 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 8%