Insurance Claims Assistant Salary

Insurance Claims Assistants in the United States pull down an average of $16.52 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by years of experience and the particular employer. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Though the majority of Insurance Claims Assistants do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Most Insurance Claims Assistants survey respondents are women (78 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$28,939 - $47,350
$29K
$37K
$47K
MEDIAN: $36,615
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$12.50 - $22.74
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.52
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$0$48K
Salary $28,939 - $47,350
Bonus $745 - $5,436
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$27,761 - $48,054
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 121
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $12.50 - $22.74
Overtime $16.70 - $34.04
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $745 - $5,436
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$27,761 - $48,054
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 135

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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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While not commonly seen, Insurance Claims Assistants who transition into an Insurance Claims Adjuster position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Insurance Claims Adjusters is $47K per year. Insurance Claims Assistants moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Claims Examiners and Investigators or Insurance Claims Representatives. The median paychecks in those roles are $9K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Insurance Claims Assistant


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, State Farm Insurance Company offers the most; Insurance Claims Assistants earn $36K on average there.

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.

Insurance Claims Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Insurance Claims Assistant?

Insurance Claims Assistant in Northridge:
"I collect, deliver and sort files."
Pros: I like sorting files.
Cons: Bending and lifting.

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Key Stats for Insurance Claims Assistant

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Insurance Claims Assistant Salaries

Experienced
▲13%

Late-Career
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$36,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Insurance Claims Assistant Salaries

Claim Handling
▲5%

Insurance
▲3%

Microsoft Office
▲3%

Customer Service
▲2%

National Average
$36,000

Organizing
▼2%

Data Entry
▼4%

Typing
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 16%
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