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Insurance Claims Adjuster Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Insurance Claims Adjuster is $47,458 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Construction Estimating is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Insurance Claims Adjuster Salary (?
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$34,711 - $66,391
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $47,457
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Insurance Claims Adjuster Salary (?
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$12.64 - $27.39
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,711 - $66,391  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,132  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $6,277  
Commission
$0.00 - $67,871  
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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$34,005 - $68,463  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,004
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.64 - $27.39  
   
Overtime
$18.97 - $41.59  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,132  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $67,871  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $6,277  
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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$34,005 - $68,463  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 262
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Claims Adjuster

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Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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Charlotte
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Orlando
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Indianapolis
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$48,000
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Experience Affects Insurance Claims Adjuster Salaries

National Average
$48,000

Skills That Affect Insurance Claims Adjuster Salaries

Claim Handling
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National Average
$48,000
Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 578 votes.

Gender

Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 11%