An average Claims Director in the United States can expect to take home roughly $101K per year. Total cash earnings of Claims Directors range from $69K on the low end to $152K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $29K and $52K, respectively. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Claims Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The majority of Claims Directors (64 percent) who took the survey are women. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$66,936 - $129,176
MEDIAN: $101,161

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$66,936 - $129,176  
$1,002 - $29,187  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $51,896  
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).
$68,978 - $151,786  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 98

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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

  • Oversee a department, setting goals, guiding hiring and monitoring the budget.
  • Partner with executive leadership to meet goals and achieve organizational strategies.
  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Claims Director

Claims Directors report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Operations Management, Claim Handling, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people who know Claim Handling also know 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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.


64 %
36 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 5%