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Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjuster Salary

Commissions constitute a big slice (almost all on average) of overall compensation for Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters, and the median take-home for this group lies near $42K. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $5K and $6K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters can bottom out near $31K or peak near $57K depending on individual performance. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters making up 58 percent of survey respondents. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$32,979 - $55,073
(Median)
$33K
$41K
$55K
MEDIAN: $41,406
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$12.13 - $24.81
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary 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$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$32,979 - $55,073  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,399  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $6,350  
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 - $57,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 896
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.13 - $24.81  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $39.43  
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 - $5,399  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $6,350  
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 - $57,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163

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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjuster


Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters fill the offices of leading firms Progressive Casualty Insurance Company, Allstate Insurance Company, The Travelers Companies, Inc., Farmers Insurance Group, and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at The Travelers Companies, Inc., where the median salary comes to $52K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($37K) and those starting out ($66K) creates a rather diverse pay scale. Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, State Farm Insurance Company, and Usaa Insurance are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters earning around $49K, $44K, or $44K at each firm, respectively.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Allstate Insurance Company at $39K, and Geico where $41K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters there earn up to $58K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 19 percent, Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters in Indianapolis receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+19 percent), Atlanta (+14 percent), Raleigh (+10 percent), and Houston (+7 percent). Des Moines is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 9 percent.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjuster Salaries

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National Average
$42,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 225 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Common Health Benefits

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