The average salary for an Insurance Claims Adjuster is $46,437 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Construction Estimating and Negotiation. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Insurance Claims Adjuster Total Pay (?
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$34,406 - $65,227
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MEDIAN: $46,436
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Insurance Claims Adjuster Total Pay (?
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$12.46 - $26.78
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,406 - $65,227  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,100  
Profit Sharing
$506 - $6,156  
Commission
$0.00 - $12,080  
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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$33,688 - $67,228  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,741
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.46 - $26.78  
   
Overtime
$18.47 - $41.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,100  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,080  
Profit Sharing
$506 - $6,156  
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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$33,688 - $67,228  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,741
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Job Description for Insurance Claims Adjuster
Insurance claims adjusters are responsible for investigating accidents to determine liability. They do this by having phone conversations with customers, obtaining police reports, and negotiating damage settlements. They document claim activity and provide fair settlement and claim resolutions to customers. The insurance claim adjuster must work to help customers feel satisfied while making cost-effective decisions that benefit their business.
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Insurance Claims Adjuster Tasks
  • Compile information derived from correspondence with claimant, witnesses and medical specialists.
  • Negotiate settlement of claims, calculate and authorize payment of claim settlements in accordance with policy and coverage.
  • Investigate and analyze insurance claims to determine extent of insurance company's liability.
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Experience Affects Insurance Claims Adjuster Salaries

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$47,000

Skills That Affect Insurance Claims Adjuster Salaries

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Gender
Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 11%
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