Claims Director Salary

Salaries for Claims Directors in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($97K) per year. In the world of Claims Directors, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $24K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $30K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $62K and $146K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most Claims Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,800 - $129,635
MEDIAN: $97,277

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National Salary 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.
$60,800 - $129,635  
$0.39 - $24,240  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $29,590  
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).
$61,601 - $146,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 173
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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

Job skills reported by Claims Directors are limited. Those who have experience with Operations Management, Claim Handling, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management and Claim Handling. Those familiar with Claim Handling also tend to know Operations Management.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Operations Management
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National Average

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.


53 %
47 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 7%