Claims Supervisor Salary

With nearly three in five of Claims Supervisors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Claims Supervisors is $64K per year and can range from $40K on the lower end to $91K per year near the higher end. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $13K, respectively — total cash payment to Claims Supervisors can bottom out near $40K or peak near $91K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by the particular city and tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. There are more female Claims Supervisors who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 64 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$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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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. Although Farmers Insurance Group leads the field in pay with a median salary of $80K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $43K on the low end all the way up to $97K at the top.

The lowest pay by far can be found at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc — this employer offers a median salary of $32K, less than half of the top paying employer's rate.


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 29 percent and 3 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.


Claims Supervisors do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $51K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $61K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Claims Supervisors make a median salary of $68K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $75K.

Claims Supervisor Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Claims Supervisor in Wyckoff:
"Stress level is high, upsetting to work with customers loss."
Try to not take the job home and let things roll off your back. Be kind and take your time with people who are already over the top with stress and loss.

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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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