Insurance Claims Assistant Salary

Pay for Insurance Claims Assistants in the United States is very modest at just $35K per year. The vast majority of Insurance Claims Assistants (86 percent) who participated in the survey are women. For the most part, Insurance Claims Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and a fair number earn vision coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,517 - $45,934
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$26K
$35K
$46K
MEDIAN: $34,771
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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
$25,517 - $45,934  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,548  
Total Pay (?
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$25,159 - $45,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 151
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Hourly Rate
$11.43 - $20.24  
   
Overtime
$13.34 - $29.52  
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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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$25,159 - $45,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Insurance Claims Assistants who go on to become Insurance Claims Adjusters may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Insurance Claims Adjusters is $46K annually.

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Survey takers who work as Insurance Claims Assistants report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Organizing, Customer Service, Data Entry, and Typing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $32K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $35K. On average, Insurance Claims Assistants make $35K following one to two decades on the job. As Insurance Claims Assistants reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $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
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Insurance Claims Assistant Salaries

Customer Service
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Organizing
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National Average
$34,000

Data Entry
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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
38%
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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