The average Insurance Claim or Policy Processing Clerk in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $14.91 per hour. There are far more female Insurance Claim or Policy Processing Clerks who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 88 percent. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,724 - $50,372
(Median)
$26K
$34K
$50K
MEDIAN: $33,522
10%
50%
90%

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$11.34 - $19.70
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,724 - $50,372  
   
Bonus
$100.67 - $2,980  
Profit Sharing
$995  
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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$24,370 - $44,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.34 - $19.70  
   
Overtime
$16.15 - $26.55  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$100.67 - $2,980  
   
Profit Sharing
$995  
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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$24,370 - $44,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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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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Insurance Claim or Policy Processing Clerks who move on to become Claims Examiners and Investigators may enjoy significant pay raises, as Claims Examiners and Investigators get paid an average of $45K per year. Insurance Claim or Policy Processing Clerks typically move into roles as Office Managers of Medical Offices or Office Managers, and those positions pay $5K more and $3K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Insurance Claim or Policy Processing Clerk


Insurance Claim or Policy Processing Clerks seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Typing, Microsoft Excel, Data Entry, and Claim Handling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service and Insurance. 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. During the first five years of their careers, Insurance Claim or Policy Processing Clerks see a median income of $31K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $31K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $35K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Insurance Claim or Policy Processing Clerk with more than 20 years of experience can earn $39K on average.

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Experience Affects Insurance Claim or Policy Processing Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Insurance Claim or Policy Processing Clerk Salaries

Typing
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$32,000

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Insurance
up arrow 3%

Claim Handling
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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