Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjuster Salary

Commissions form a big slice (nearly all) of total compensation for Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters. The median income in this area hovers around $43K. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters approaches anywhere from $32K on the lower end to $59K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men working as Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 56 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,766 - $56,575
(Median)
$34K
$43K
$57K
MEDIAN: $42,622
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$12.18 - $24.91
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$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$33,766 - $56,575  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,399  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $6,163  
Commission
$40,000  
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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$31,888 - $58,530  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 840
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.18 - $24.91  
   
Hourly Tips
$6.25  
Overtime
$17.90 - $40.88  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,399  
   
Commission
$40,000  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $6,163  
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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$31,888 - $58,530  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 171
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Allstate Insurance Company, Progressive Casualty Insurance Company, Allstate, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, and Geico are among the top companies that take on many Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters. Although salaries only range from $46K to just $68K, The Travelers Companies, Inc. still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $56K. Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters can also look forward to large paychecks at Liberty Mutual Insurance Group ($49K), Progressive Casualty Insurance Company ($45K), and Geico ($44K).

Esurance, Inc., Allstate Insurance Company, and Allstate also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $39K, $40K, and $42K-paychecks on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,838

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters that is 24 percent greater than the national average, Indianapolis offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+15 percent), San Diego (+14 percent), Raleigh (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+12 percent). Des Moines is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 10 percent. Employers in Tampa and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Insurance Claims Adjuster Salaries

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National Average
$43,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 156 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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