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Claims Director Salary

Claims Directors in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $103K annually. Overall incomes of Claims Directors generally bottom out at around $63K and peak near $141K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $25K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men working as Claims Directors who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 54 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and the greater part collect vision insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$62,006 - $127,991
MEDIAN: $98,630

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$62,006 - $127,991  
$0.00 - $24,982  
Profit Sharing
$1,980 - $24,658  
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).
$62,649 - $141,273  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 147
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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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Survey takers who work as Claims Directors typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Operations Management, People Management, and Claim Handling can expect to be compensated well for these skills.

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Experience Affects Claims Director Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Claims Director Salaries

Operations Management
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People Management
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Claim Handling
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.


46 %
54 %

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: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 8%