Claims Director Salary

Claims Directors in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $98K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. Women Claims Directors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. For the most part, Claims Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$62,741 - $128,725
MEDIAN: $98,166

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$62,741 - $128,725  
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$2,000 - $16,750  
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).
$63,322 - $143,831  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 165
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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 indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Operations Management, Claim Handling, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include People Management. Most people skilled in Claim Handling are similarly competent in People Management.

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Experience Affects Claims Director Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Claims Director Salaries

Operations Management
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Claim Handling
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National Average

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%