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Claims Manager Salary (United States)

Claims Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — slightly less than two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $40K to $104K per year, median earnings come to $71K annually. Total cash compensation to Claims Managers approaches anywhere from $40K on the lower end to $104K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $12K from bonuses and upwards of $17K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Women Claims Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. The majority of Claims Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Claims Manager Salary (?
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$43,476 - $98,581
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MEDIAN: $70,766
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Claims Manager Salary (?
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$10.26 - $31.74
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,476 - $98,581  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,137  
Profit Sharing
$1,174 - $17,362  
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).
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$40,434 - $103,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 531
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.26 - $31.74  
   
Overtime
$12.82 - $45.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,137  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,174 - $17,362  
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).
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$40,434 - $103,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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Job Description for Claims Manager

A claims manager works in the insurance industry to coordinate and expedite the processing of customers' claims. The claims manager usually holds a management position with oversight for claims processes, helping ensure that any instances of misappropriation or fraud do not occur.
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Claims Manager Tasks
  • Investigates out of guidelines inquiries, and ensures compliance to procedures, proper services and settlement of claims.
  • Report metrics, and assists senior management in developing and establishing policies and procedures.
  • Manages the claims activity for a business unit.
  • Oversees investigations and consultations with legal counsel.

Common Career Paths for Claims Manager

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Claims Managers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Claims Director. The average Claims Director bring home $101K per year.

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Claims Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Litigation Case Management, Insurance, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent, 31 percent, and 21 percent, respectively. Those listing Operations Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Service and Customer Relationship Management also typically command lower compensation. It is not unusual for someone who knows Claim Handling to be familiar with People Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Claims Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Claims Managers. The average beginner in this position makes around $52K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $65K. Claims Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $75K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $81K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Tampa
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Dallas
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Atlanta
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Baltimore
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Chicago
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Philadelphia
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New York
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Cincinnati
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Nashville
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National Average
$71,000
Houston
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Los Angeles
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San Antonio
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Columbus
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St. Louis
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Phoenix
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Surpassing the national average by 23 percent, Claims Managers in Tampa receive some of the highest pay in the country. Claims Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+18 percent), Atlanta (+16 percent), Baltimore (+4 percent), and Chicago (+4 percent). Claims Managers in Phoenix make 26 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers also pay below the national average in St. Louis (24 percent lower) and Columbus (16 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Claims Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$71,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Claims Manager Salaries

Litigation Case Management
up arrow 32%
Insurance
up arrow 31%
Project Management
up arrow 21%
Claim Handling
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National Average
$71,000
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Customer Service
up arrow 29%
Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 138 votes.

Gender

Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 8%