The average Insurance Claims Assistant in the United States earns approximately $16.23 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by career duration and the particular employer. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Insurance Claims Assistants (80 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Work is enjoyable for Insurance Claims Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,862 - $48,948
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MEDIAN: $36,285
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$12.61 - $22.50
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$28,862 - $48,948  
   
Bonus
$511 - $5,960  
Total Pay (?
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$27,497 - $48,931  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 115
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.61 - $22.50  
   
Overtime
$12.97 - $34.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$511 - $5,960  
   
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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$27,497 - $48,931  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 131
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Insurance Claims Assistant


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Insurance Claims Assistants do not often transition into Insurance Claims Adjuster roles. The role averages $47K per year. Typical career progression for an Insurance Claims Assistant involves becoming a Claims Examiner or Investigator or an Insurance Claims Representative, roles that pay $9K more and $7K more on average.

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For Insurance Claims Assistants, comfortable salaries can be found at Liberty Mutual Insurance Group; in fact, median earnings sit around $32K, the highest in the area.

Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Claims Assistant

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


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $34K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $37K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $41K in this role. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $40K by contrast.

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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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Experience Affects Insurance Claims Assistant Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Insurance Claims Assistant Salaries

Insurance
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Microsoft Office
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Customer Service
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National Average
$36,000

Organizing
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Data Entry
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Claim Handling
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Typing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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