Insurance Claims Assistant Salary

Those pursuing careers as Insurance Claims Assistants in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $35K annually. Most have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. Job satisfaction for Insurance Claims Assistants is high. There are far more female Insurance Claims Assistants who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 86 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$25,593 - $45,759
(Median)
$26K
$35K
$46K
MEDIAN: $34,615
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$11.43 - $20.24
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,593 - $45,759  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,548  
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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$25,206 - $45,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155
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Hourly Rate
$11.43 - $20.24  
   
Overtime
$13.34 - $29.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,548  
   
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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$25,206 - $45,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130
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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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For Insurance Claims Assistants, progressing to an Insurance Claims Adjuster role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Insurance Claims Adjuster can earn $46K annually.

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Insurance Claims Assistants report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Insurance, Organizing, Customer Service, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 8 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Typing and Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Claims Assistant

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $32K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $35K. Insurance Claims Assistants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $35K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $36K.

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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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Experience Affects Insurance Claims Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Insurance Claims Assistant Salaries

Insurance
up arrow 8%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Organizing
up arrow 4%

National Average
$34,000

Data Entry
up arrow 6%

Typing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 12%
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