Insurance Claims Assistant Salary

Insurance Claims Assistants in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $35K per year. In this profession, a large number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and more than half have vision insurance, as well. The majority of Insurance Claims Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Insurance Claims Assistants who took the survey — 85 percent to be exact. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,593 - $45,759

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$11.43 - $20.52

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,593 - $45,759  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,883  
Total Pay (?
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$25,206 - $45,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.43 - $20.52  
   
Overtime
$13.34 - $29.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,883  
   
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 - $45,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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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As Insurance Claims Assistants transition into upper-level roles such as Insurance Claims Adjuster, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Insurance Claims Adjusters earn $46K on average per year.

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Survey results suggest that Insurance Claims Assistants use a fairly large toolkit 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 3 percent and 8 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $32K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $35K. On average, Insurance Claims Assistants make $36K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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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
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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

Insurance
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Organizing
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
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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
85 %
Male
15 %

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: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 13%
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