Claims Supervisor Salary

Claims Supervisors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up nearly three in five of Claims Supervisors. Pay fluctuates from $40K to $90K per year, but expected earnings average $64K per year. Total cash compensation to Claims Supervisors approaches anywhere from $40K on the lower end to $90K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $13K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by the particular city and years of experience. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Claims Supervisors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Claims Supervisors (66 percent) who took the survey are women. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$42,288 - $85,849
(Median)
$42K
$64K
$86K
MEDIAN: $63,930
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$12.09 - $29.53
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$42,288 - $85,849  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
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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$40,421 - $89,654  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 376
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.09 - $29.53  
   
Overtime
$23.47 - $46.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
   
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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$40,421 - $89,654  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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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Many Claims Supervisors advance their careers by becoming Insurance Claims Managers, who report a slightly higher median income of $72K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Claims Supervisor


Claims Supervisors flock to Geico for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $77K lead the pack in compensation.

Less than half of the top paying employer's rate, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc offers a median salary of just $32K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far.


Survey takers who work as Claims Supervisors usually report a few 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 30 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Aptitude in Claim Handling tends to also indicate an understanding of People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Claims Supervisor

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


Claims Supervisors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $50K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $61K. Claims Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $68K. Claims Supervisors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $73K.

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Experience Affects Claims Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

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 85 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

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