Claims Supervisor Salary

Claims Supervisors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up approximately three in five of Claims Supervisors. Pay fluctuates from $40K to $91K per year, but expected earnings average $64K per year. In the world of Claims Supervisors, total cash compensation can vary between $40K and $91K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $13K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though the particular city and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The majority of Claims Supervisors (64 percent) who took the survey are women.

$42,647 - $87,470
(Median)
$43K
$64K
$87K
MEDIAN: $64,416
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$11.90 - $29.43
(Median)
$12
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$42,647 - $87,470  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,050  
Profit Sharing
$1,163 - $13,277  
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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$39,846 - $90,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 457
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.90 - $29.43  
   
Overtime
$28.23 - $50.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,050  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,163 - $13,277  
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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$39,846 - $90,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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Job Description for Claims Supervisor

Claim supervisors oversee a staff of service representatives as they do intake on claims that clients present to the company. These supervisors help reduce the backlog of claims, communicate with their employees and clients about claim issues, instruct their employees and clients on the terms of service for insurance policies, and make decisions regarding the nature and validity of claims that are difficult for front-line employees to judge. Claims supervisors are also in charge of monitoring the progress of their staff and reporting that progress to upper management. Additionally, they may also train new subordinates.

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Claims Supervisor Tasks

  • Investigate, evaluate, negotiate, and settle high level claims.
  • Review claim files to ensure compliance with company policy and quality standards.
  • Supervise staff making determinations about insurance policy coverage and claims.
  • Oversee the work of outside vendors, appraisers, and adjusters.

Common Career Paths for Claims Supervisor


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A lot of Claims Supervisors move on to become Insurance Claims Managers, that group gets paid a slightly higher $72K on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Claims Supervisor


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Claims Supervisors include Geico, Farmers Insurance Group, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Progressive Casualty Insurance Company, and Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. The biggest paychecks can be found at Farmers Insurance Group — the median salary there is $80K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $43K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $97K.

With a median salary of only $32K (less than half of the top paying employer's rate), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc lags significantly in the earnings department.


Claims Supervisors report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Complex Litigation Case Management and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent and 3 percent, respectively. It is not unusual for someone who knows Claim Handling to be familiar with People Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Claims Supervisor

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Claims Supervisors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $51K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $61K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Claims Supervisors make a median salary of $68K. 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 $75K.

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Experience Affects Claims Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Claims Supervisor Salaries

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 29%

People Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$64,000

Claim Handling
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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