Insurance Claims Assistant Salary

The average Insurance Claims Assistant in the United States earns approximately $16.67 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but years of experience and the particular employer are influential factors as well. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Insurance Claims Assistants making up 74 percent. Though the majority of Insurance Claims Assistants do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,453 - $46,722
$28K
$36K
$47K
MEDIAN: $35,951
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$12.75 - $22.78
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MEDIAN: $16.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$28,453 - $46,722  
   
Bonus
$507 - $5,151  
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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$27,684 - $48,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.75 - $22.78  
   
Overtime
$12.97 - $33.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$507 - $5,151  
   
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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$27,684 - $48,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 123

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Job Description for Insurance Claims Assistant

Handling claims for insurance is a tough and important job. Insurance claims assistants must take on many roles in order to be successful, and there is a vast amount of clerical work required to help companies stay organized.

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Insurance Claims Assistant Tasks

  • Opens and routes all correspondence to proper staff members.
  • Maintains files, documents, and records for claims; updates system database.
  • Reviews claims for accuracy and completeness, and processes accordingly.
  • Responds to inquiries and requests for information from staff and customers.

Common Career Paths for Insurance Claims Assistant


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Though it's uncommon, some Insurance Claims Assistants move into roles as Insurance Claims Adjusters, where pay is an average $47K per year. Claims Examiners and Investigators or Insurance Claims Representatives are common next-step roles for Insurance Claims Assistants moving up in their careers; annual pay for Claims Examiners and Investigators is $9K higher on average, and it's $6K higher for Insurance Claims Representatives.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Insurance Claims Assistant


State Farm Insurance Company offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $36K.

Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Claims Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Insurance Claims Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Insurance Claims Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 131 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Insurance Claims Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 59 salaries. An experienced Insurance Claims Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 72 salaries. An Insurance Claims Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 20 salaries.

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Key Stats for Insurance Claims Assistant

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Insurance Claims Assistant Salaries

Experienced
▲14%

Late-Career
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$36,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Insurance Claims Assistant Salaries

Claim Handling
▲6%

Insurance
▲4%

Microsoft Office
▲4%

Customer Service
▲3%

National Average
$36,000

Organizing
▼2%

Data Entry
▼3%

Typing
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 16%
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