Claims Supervisor Salary

Approximately three-fifths of Claims Supervisors in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $41K to $89K per year, but median earnings come to around $64K annually. In the world of Claims Supervisors, overall income ranges from $41K near the bottom to $89K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $13K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and years of experience. Women make up the majority of Claims Supervisors (67 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$42,456 - $85,707

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$12.06 - $29.16

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$42,456 - $85,707  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,635  
Profit Sharing
$1,216 - $13,087  
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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$40,552 - $89,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 385
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.06 - $29.16  
   
Overtime
$23.47 - $46.05  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,635  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,216 - $13,087  
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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$40,552 - $89,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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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Moving into an Insurance Claims Manager position seems to be a popular career progression. Median pay for this job is $72K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Claims Supervisor


For Claims Supervisors, comfortable salaries can be found at Geico; in fact, median earnings sit around $77K, the highest in the area.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc offers the lowest pay in the industry by far, with a median salary less than half of the top paying company's rate ($32K).


Typical Claims Supervisors report a focused set of job 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 30 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Employees educated in Claim Handling are typically practiced in People Management, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Claims Supervisor

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $50K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $61K. For Claims Supervisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $67K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $73K.

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Experience Affects Claims Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$63,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Claims Supervisor Salaries

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 30%

People Management
up arrow 4%

Claim Handling
0%

National Average
$63,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 7%
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