The average Insurance Claims Assistant in the United States earns approximately $16.47 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by career duration and the specific company. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Female Insurance Claims Assistants make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,730 - $47,686
$29K
$36K
$48K
MEDIAN: $35,818
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$12.83 - $23.06
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$28,730 - $47,686  
   
Bonus
$513 - $5,918  
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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$27,789 - $48,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 111
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.83 - $23.06  
   
Overtime
$13.02 - $33.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$513 - $5,918  
   
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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$27,789 - $48,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 134

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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. When Insurance Claims Assistants are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Claims Examiners and Investigators or Insurance Claims Representatives. Those roles pay an additional $9K and $7K, respectively.

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Insurance Claims Assistants flock to State Farm Insurance Company for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $36K lead the pack in compensation.

Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Claims Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $34K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $37K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $41K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Insurance Claims Assistants report making only $40K on average.

Insurance Claims Assistant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Insurance Claims Assistant in Uniondale:
"How difficult it would be to advance."
Don't be complacent be proactive in advancing no matter how much you like the people you are working with and your job.

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Key Stats for Insurance Claims Assistant

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Insurance Claims Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Insurance Claims Assistant Salaries

Insurance
up arrow 5%

Claim Handling
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

National Average
$36,000

Organizing
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
up arrow 2%

Typing
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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