Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjuster Salary

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $42K, almost all of overall earnings for Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters arrives through commissions. Total cash earnings of Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters range from $32K on the low end to $57K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $5K and $7K, respectively. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 57 percent of the field. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,648 - $55,574
(Median)
$34K
$42K
$56K
MEDIAN: $41,786
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$12.12 - $24.94
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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
$33,648 - $55,574  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,360  
Profit Sharing
$197.97 - $6,608  
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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$31,944 - $57,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 880
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.12 - $24.94  
   
Overtime
$17.87 - $40.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,360  
   
Profit Sharing
$197.97 - $6,608  
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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$31,944 - $57,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 160
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjuster


Progressive Casualty Insurance Company, Allstate Insurance Company, The Travelers Companies, Inc., Farmers Insurance Group, and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company are top-notch employers for Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters in this area. Although the highest salaries can be found at The Travelers Companies, Inc. where median pay is $53K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $40K and $67K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, State Farm Insurance Company, and Progressive Casualty Insurance Company, where earnings of $49K, $44K, or $44K are standard for Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Allstate Insurance Company at $40K, and Geico where $42K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters there earn up to $57K.

Pay Difference by Location


Indianapolis is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters, 21 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+18 percent), Raleigh (+11 percent), Atlanta (+10 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). In Des Moines, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjuster Salaries

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National Average
$42,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 194 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 12%
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