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Claims Director Salary

Generous salaries abound for Claims Directors in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($99K) per year. Overall incomes of Claims Directors generally bottom out at around $64K and peak near $142K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $24K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Residence and experience level 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 53 percent. In this profession, a large number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a fair number have vision insurance, as well. The majority of Claims Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$63,860 - $129,214
MEDIAN: $99,286

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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.
$63,860 - $129,214  
$0.00 - $24,398  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $24,468  
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).
$64,216 - $141,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 166

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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 usually report a few specific skills. Operations Management and People Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 16 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Those familiar with Claim Handling also tend to know 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 16%

People Management
up arrow 5%

Claim Handling
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

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


47 %
53 %

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: 71% employee benefits None: 8%