Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjuster Salary (United States)

A relatively junior crowd, more than three-quarters 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. Total cash compensation approaches anywhere from $32,209 on the lower end to $54,184 on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5,071 from bonuses and upwards of $5,436 from profit sharing. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most people in this field enjoy health coverage; most receive medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this outline were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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  
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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

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. The Travelers Companies, Inc. offers the largest salaries in town—$51,781 on average—but the considerable range in workers' salaries (stretching from $37K to $66K) creates a rather varied pay scale. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Farmers Insurance Group, and State Farm Insurance Company, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters rake in a respectable $48,160, $44,742, or $44,396, respectively.
Salaries are easily beat at Allstate Insurance Company, where median pay comes to just $38,158, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $34K and ending at $49K, range in salary is rather small. 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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Des Moines
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For Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Los Angeles, Phoenix, Cleveland, and Miami, where Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjusters typically earn around 13 percent, 8 percent, 5 percent, and 3 percent more than usual. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Des Moines, 8 percent below the national average.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Insurance Claims Adjuster Salaries

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National Average
$42,000

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Gender

Female
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Male
60%
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Common Health Benefits

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