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Insurance Claims Assistant Salary

Insurance Claims Assistants aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $35K per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Female Insurance Claims Assistants far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$25,248 - $46,589
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MEDIAN: $34,618
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$11.24 - $19.74
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,248 - $46,589  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,675  
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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$24,761 - $45,485  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 149
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.24 - $19.74  
   
Overtime
$15.48 - $30.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,675  
   
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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$24,761 - $45,485  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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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, career progression to an Insurance Claims Adjuster role may result in a considerable increase in compensation. On average, an Insurance Claims Adjuster, an upper-level role, can earn $46K annually.

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Insurance Claims Assistants typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those who have experience with Customer Service, Data Entry, and Typing can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Typing.

Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Claims Assistant

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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 $34K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $36K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Insurance Claims Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Insurance Claims Assistant Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

National Average
$33,000

Data Entry
up arrow 2%

Typing
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 12%