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Insurance Claims Assistant Salary

Pay for Insurance Claims Assistants in the United States is very modest at just $35K annually. The vast majority of Insurance Claims Assistants (87 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Most claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. Most Insurance Claims Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,292 - $47,291
(Median)
$25K
$35K
$47K
MEDIAN: $34,799
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$11.35 - $20.09
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,292 - $47,291  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,700  
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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$24,933 - $45,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 149
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.35 - $20.09  
   
Overtime
$13.34 - $33.94  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,700  
   
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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$24,933 - $45,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 126

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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Insurance Claims Adjuster. The latter position pays an average of $46K annually.

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Insurance Claims Assistants report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Customer Service, Data Entry, and Typing can expect to be compensated well for these skills. 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.


For Insurance Claims Assistants, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $31K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $35K. Insurance Claims Assistants see a median salary of $35K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Insurance Claims Assistants who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $37K.

Insurance Claims Assistant Advice

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
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Insurance Claims Assistant Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

National Average
$34,000

Data Entry
up arrow 6%

Typing
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 12%
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