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Insurance Claim or Policy Processing Clerk Salary

Median pay for Insurance Claim or Policy Processing Clerks in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $14.27 per hour. Most Insurance Claim or Policy Processing Clerks report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 82 percent of Insurance Claim or Policy Processing Clerks are female. A strong majority enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$24,423 - $43,930
(Median)
$24K
$31K
$44K
MEDIAN: $31,309
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$10.28 - $18.42
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$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$24,423 - $43,930  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,800  
Profit Sharing
$800 - $1,400  
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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$22,805 - $40,726  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.28 - $18.42  
   
Overtime
$16.67 - $29.63  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,800  
   
Profit Sharing
$800 - $1,400  
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).
)
$22,805 - $40,726  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125

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Job Description for Insurance Claim or Policy Processing Clerk

  • Responds to inquiries and requests for information from customers and staff.
  • Verifies the accuracy and completeness of claim forms.
  • Processes new insurance policies; updates existing policy documentation and company records.
  • Maintains documents and records of insurance applications.

Common Career Paths for Insurance Claim or Policy Processing Clerk


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Advancing into a Claims Examiner or Investigator role seems to be a popular career move for Insurance Claim or Policy Processing Clerks, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $45K per year. The most common next step for an Insurance Claim or Policy Processing Clerk is to become an Office Manager of a Medical Office or an Office Manager. The former position pays an additional $7K per year on average, and the latter position pays $5K more per year.

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Survey takers who work as Insurance Claim or Policy Processing Clerks typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Data Entry, Insurance, and Customer Service can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service. Those with knowledge of Customer Service tend to be skilled in Data Entry as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Claim or Policy Processing Clerk

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $30K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $32K. Insurance Claim or Policy Processing Clerks who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $32K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $31K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Insurance Claim or Policy Processing Clerk Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Insurance Claim or Policy Processing Clerk Salaries

Data Entry
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National Average
$31,000

Insurance
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Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 15%
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