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Insurance Claim or Policy Processing Clerk Salary

Insurance Claim or Policy Processing Clerks in the United States can expect wages of $13.95 per hour on average. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. There are far more female Insurance Claim or Policy Processing Clerks who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 83 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$24,255 - $38,909
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MEDIAN: $30,673
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$10.11 - $18.03
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$24,255 - $38,909  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,634  
Profit Sharing
$793 - $1,474  
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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$22,474 - $39,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $18.03  
   
Overtime
$15.56 - $28.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,634  
   
Profit Sharing
$793 - $1,474  
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).
)
$22,474 - $39,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 124
United States (change)

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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For Insurance Claim or Policy Processing Clerks, career progression typically leads to a rather large increase in compensation. On average, an upper-level role like a Claims Examiner or Investigator will earn $45K annually. 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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Insurance Claim or Policy Processing Clerks typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those who have experience with Data Entry, Insurance, and Customer Service can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service. Experience with Customer Service is often linked with knowledge of Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Claim or Policy Processing Clerk

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $29K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $31K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $31K in this role. Insurance Claim or Policy Processing Clerks with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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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
$30,000

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

Data Entry
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Insurance
0%

National Average
$30,000

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 14%