Insurance Claims Assistant Salary

Insurance Claims Assistants in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $35K per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by years of experience and the particular employer. Women account for the majority of Insurance Claims Assistants who took the survey — 86 percent to be exact. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,768 - $46,476
(Median)
$26K
$35K
$46K
MEDIAN: $34,912
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$12.12 - $21.85
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,768 - $46,476  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,113  
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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$25,830 - $46,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 172
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.12 - $21.85  
   
Overtime
$13.04 - $30.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,113  
   
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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$25,830 - $46,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 151
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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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It's not very common for Insurance Claims Assistants to move on to become Insurance Claims Adjusters. Average pay for an Insurance Claims Adjuster is $46K annually. Insurance Claims Assistants most often move into positions as Claims Examiners and Investigators or Insurance Claims Representatives; those groups report median salaries that are $10K higher and $8K higher, respectively.

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Survey results suggest that Insurance Claims Assistants put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Insurance, Organizing, Customer Service, and Claim Handling are correlated to pay that is above average. 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $33K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $36K. Insurance Claims Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $38K. 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 $36K by contrast.

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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

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Late-Career
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National Average
$35,000

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Skills That Affect Insurance Claims Assistant Salaries

Insurance
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Organizing
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Customer Service
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National Average
$35,000

Claim Handling
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Data Entry
up arrow 7%

Typing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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