Insurance Agent Assistant Salary (United States)

Insurance Agent Assistants in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $12.45 per hour. Pay generally spreads from $9.61 per hour to $17.49. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company. 40 percent enjoy medical while about a quarter get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to 16 percent. Most Insurance Agent Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Insurance Agent Assistant Salary (?
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$22,444 - $44,232
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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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Insurance Agent Assistant

The biggest paychecks can be found at State Farm Insurance Company—the median salary there is $29,264; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with salaries starting at only $21K and climbing to $39K. The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is American Family Insurance Group, where the median salary is just $27,065.

Popular Skills for Insurance Agent Assistant

Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Insurance Agent Assistants who took the survey. 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. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well-versed in Insurance.

Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Agent Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. Beginning workers can expect to earn $27K starting out, which grows to $30K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $33K. Though salary increases are not as strong, pay continues to grow slightly for Insurance Agent Assistants after two decades on the job, and average earnings come to $35K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one-fifth 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. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—a majority of those surveyed fit this bill.

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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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$29,000
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Job Satisfaction

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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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