Claims Processor Salary (United States)

A Claims Processor earns an average wage of $14.24 per hour. A skill in Claim Handling is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Claims Processor Total Pay (?
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$25,221 - $44,299
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MEDIAN: $33,743
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Claims Processor Total Pay (?
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$10.76 - $17.93
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$25,221 - $44,299  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,538  
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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$24,517 - $42,284  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 302
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.76 - $17.93  
   
Overtime
$11.92 - $26.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,538  
   
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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$24,517 - $42,284  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 302
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Job Description for Claims Processor
Claims processors - also called claims adjustors - are responsible for accurately and efficiently entering and processing claims for their organization. Claims processors generally work in the insurance industry and they work for many types of companies (such as those specializing in health insurance, automobile insurance, and/or home insurance). These claims may be received via the computer, on paper, or over the phone; processed claims create approvals (which send payment) or denials. Claims processors may be required to answer phone calls from policyholders related to claims, and they must be able to answer such calls quickly and accurately. They typically work in an office setting during normal business hours. If they answer phone calls, claims processors may be required to work on weekends and evenings. This position may be part time or full time, and some companies allow claims processors to work from home. Claims processors generally work seated at a computer workstation for extended periods of time.
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Claims Processor Tasks
  • Approve claim payments.
  • Process flexible spending account claims of any type for multiple welfare plans according to established rules and guidelines.
  • Determine proper payees for benefits in order to discharge company’s liabilities.
  • Coordinate claims with Medicare and other group insurance carriers.
  • Audit other team member’s claims as needed.
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$32,000
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Claims Processor Reviews

What is it like working as a Claims Processor at State Farm Insurance Company?
Claims Processor in Tacoma:
"Call Center Insurance Claim Handler."
Pros: Ability to help people in need. Encouragement of training and ability to move to different areas of the company.
Cons: Rigidity of call center environment. Cubicle farm.
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Experience Affects Claims Processor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%
Experienced
up arrow 10%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$32,000

Skills That Affect Claims Processor Salaries

Claim Handling
up arrow 11%
Billing
up arrow 9%
National Average
$32,000
Insurance
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Microsoft Office
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Data Processing
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Typing
up arrow 11%
Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 70 votes.
Gender
Female
85%
female alumni
 
Male
15%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 15%
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