Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjuster Salary (United States)

A relatively junior crowd, close to four-fifths of Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters have fewer than five years of experience under their belt and the average salary for the field is $41,566 per year. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. A strong majority enjoy medical while most get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. For the most part, Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjuster Salary (?
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$32,209 - $54,184
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MEDIAN: $40,949
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Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjuster Salary (?
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$12.12 - $24.82
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$32,209 - $54,184  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,071  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $5,436  
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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$31,121 - $56,076  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,016
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.12 - $24.82  
   
Overtime
$18.19 - $39.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,071  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $5,436  
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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$31,121 - $56,076  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 179
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjuster

Dominating the field, Progressive Casualty Insurance Company, Allstate Insurance Company, Farmers Insurance Group, The Travelers Companies, Inc., and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters. Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters flock to The Travelers Companies, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $51,781 lead the pack in compensation; however, The Travelers Companies, Inc. also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $37K at one end to $66K at the other end. Other leaders in compensation levels are Liberty Mutual Insurance Group at $48,160, Farmers Insurance Group at $44,742, and State Farm Insurance Company, where Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters annually earn $44,396.
Allstate Insurance Company doles out the lowest salaries in town—median pay is $38,158—not to mention workers can only make as much as $49K and scope of pay is rather limited. Other low-paying employers include Esurance, Inc. at $39,139 and Geico at $41,143, though some Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters there earn up to $57K.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$42,000
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New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters, 20 percent above the national average. Other big spenders include Los Angeles, Phoenix, Cleveland, and Miami, top-paying cities where Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters see paychecks higher than average (+13 percent, +8 percent, +5 percent, and +3 percent). Falling short of the national average by 8 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Des Moines.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjuster Salaries

Construction Estimating
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National Average
$42,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 297 votes.

Gender

Female
40%
female alumni
 
Male
60%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 11%
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