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Claims Processor Salary

Claims Processors in the United States take home an average $14.62 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Most Claims Processors report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,545 - $43,454
(Median)
$26K
$33K
$43K
MEDIAN: $33,323
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$11.09 - $18.44
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$25,545 - $43,454  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,853  
Total Pay (?
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$24,874 - $41,885  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 177
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Hourly Rate
$11.09 - $18.44  
   
Overtime
$13.29 - $27.69  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,853  
   
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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$24,874 - $41,885  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 295

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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Claims Processor


State Farm Insurance Company, Allstate Insurance Company, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina, Inc. (BCBSSC), WellPoint, Inc., and Allstate are top-notch employers for Claims Processors in this area. For Claims Processors, comfortable salaries can be found at Allstate Insurance Company; in fact, median earnings sit around $35K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Claims Processor


Claims Processors report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Medical Coding, Insurance, Customer Service, and Billing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Entry and Data Processing. Skill sets containing Customer Service also tend to include Medical Coding and Billing. Those proficient in Claim Handling are, more often than not, also skilled in Billing and Medical Coding.

Pay by Experience Level for Claims Processor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Claims Processors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $30K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $33K. On average, Claims Processors make $35K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $37K.

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




National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Claims Processor Salaries


Customer Service
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Insurance
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Billing
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Claim Handling
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National Average
$32,000

Typing
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Microsoft Office
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Data Processing
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Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 12%
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