Insurance Agent Assistant Salary (United States)

Insurance Agent Assistants in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $12.45 per hour for pay. Pay starts at $9.61 per hour and can approach $17.49 on the higher side. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generous benefits are a perk in this profession; 40 percent claim both medical and dental insurance and 16 percent get vision coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Insurance Agent Assistant Salary (?
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$22,444 - $44,232
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $31,238
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Insurance Agent Assistant Salary (?
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$9.61 - $17.49
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$22,444 - $44,232  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
Profit Sharing
$2,457 - $5,139  
Commission
$120.00 - $12,000  
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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$20,525 - $41,663  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 207
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.61 - $17.49  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $24.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
   
Commission
$120.00 - $12,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,457 - $5,139  
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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$20,525 - $41,663  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 291
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Job Description for Insurance Agent Assistant

Insurance agent assistants provide administrative support to the insurance agent on a day-to-day basis. Occasionally, they support multiple agents at once. Responsibilities include receiving phone calls and walk-ins from clients, processing customer service requests, and building and maintaining the commission database. The insurance agent assistant also plays a role in completing insurance applications and managing customer files. The insurance agent assistant's work schedule varies depending on the needs of the employer, although these individuals typically work full time during regular business hours. Work is carried out in an office setting, though visits to clients are sometimes required. Insurance agent assistants should be prepared to take many requests throughout the workday and be able to follow directions very closely with minimal supervision.
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Insurance Agent Assistant Tasks
  • Review documents for completeness and accuracy
  • Provide clerical and administrative support as needed.
  • Establish new claims and file accordingly.

Insurance Agent Assistant Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Insurance Agent Assistant

State Farm Insurance Company pays the most with a median salary of $29,264, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $21K to a high of $39K for base pay. While select American Family Insurance Group employees may bring in up to $37,041, a median salary of only $27,065—the lowest in the field—suggests a serious lag in the earnings department.

Popular Skills for Insurance Agent Assistant

Survey takers who work as Insurance Agent Assistants usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Sales can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning 4 percent more than the national average, respectively. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know Insurance.

Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Agent Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Insurance Agent Assistants, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. Salaries start at $27K, which grows to $30K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $33K. After a couple decades on the job, Insurance Agent Assistants see only modest salary growth, with pay averaging $35K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 21 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 6 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 10 percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; a majority of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

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Experience Affects Insurance Agent Assistant Salaries

National Average
$29,000

Skills That Affect Insurance Agent Assistant Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 57%
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