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Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjuster Salary (United States)

Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters can expect to earn an average of $41K per year. Final cash compensation to Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters varies from around $31K to approximately $56K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K and $6K, respectively. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjuster Salary (?
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$32,820 - $54,427
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $41,072
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Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjuster Salary (?
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$12.16 - $25.03
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$32,820 - $54,427  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,116  
Profit Sharing
$487.67 - $5,826  
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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$31,469 - $56,492  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 973
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $25.03  
   
Overtime
$18.13 - $39.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,116  
   
Profit Sharing
$487.67 - $5,826  
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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$31,469 - $56,492  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 173
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjuster

Progressive Casualty Insurance Company, Allstate Insurance Company, Farmers Insurance Group, The Travelers Companies, Inc., and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company are all popular places to work. Although The Travelers Companies, Inc. leads the field in pay with a median salary of $52K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $37K on the low end all the way up to $66K at the top. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Farmers Insurance Group, and State Farm Insurance Company, where Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters typically earn around $49K, $45K, or $44K, respectively.
The lowest salaries can be found at Allstate Insurance Company — median pay is $39K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $35K and only reaching $50K. Other low-paying employers include Esurance, Inc. at $39K and Geico at $41K, though some Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters there earn up to $63K.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$42,000
Des Moines
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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters, New York offers exceptional salaries, 20 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters will also find cushy salaries in Indianapolis (+18 percent), Houston (+12 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), and Phoenix (+6 percent). With compensation 8 percent below the national average, Des Moines is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjuster Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 266 votes.

Gender

Female
40%
female alumni
 
Male
60%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 12%