Claims Supervisor Salary

Nearly three in five of Claims Supervisors in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $41K to $90K per year, and the average comes out to $64K per year. Total cash compensation to Claims Supervisors bottoms out near $41K and approaches $90K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $13K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by the particular city and years of experience. Most Claims Supervisors report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Women make up the majority of Claims Supervisors (67 percent) who completed the questionnaire.

$42,288 - $85,849
(Median)
$42K
$64K
$86K
MEDIAN: $63,900
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$12.35 - $29.62
(Median)
$12
$20
$30
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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$40,552 - $89,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 376
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.35 - $29.62  
   
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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$40,552 - $89,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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 transition into upper-level Insurance Claims Manager positions. Insurance Claims Managers earn a median of $72K per year.

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Claims Supervisors seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Geico, where the average salary comes to $77K.

The smallest paychecks in the field are found at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, where the median salary is a mere $32K, less than half of the top paying employer's rate.


Professional skills reported by Claims Supervisors are few in number. 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 5 percent, respectively. People Management is a skill commonly found among those who know Claim Handling.

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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $50K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $61K. Claims Supervisors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $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 7%

National Average
$63,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Claims Supervisor Salaries

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 30%


Claim Handling
0%

National Average
$63,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
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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