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Claims Director Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Claims Directors in the United States, with median pay hovering around $99K per year. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Claims Directors making up 50 percent of survey respondents. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number claim medical and dental insurance and the larger part get vision coverage.

$62,647 - $128,796
MEDIAN: $98,607

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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.
$62,647 - $128,796  
$0.00 - $24,468  
Profit Sharing
$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).
$63,239 - $144,055  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 164

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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

Survey takers who work as Claims Directors report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Operations Management, Claim Handling, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those proficient in Claim Handling are, more often than not, also skilled 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
up arrow 17%

Claim Handling

National Average

People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.


50 %
50 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 8%