Insurance Claims Assistant Salary

Those pursuing careers as Insurance Claims Assistants in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $35K annually. While career length and the individual firm impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Insurance Claims Assistants who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 86 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. This overview is based on answers to 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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Though some Insurance Claims Assistants move into positions like Insurance Claims Adjuster (where the average salary is $46K), this progression is not the norm. Insurance Claims Assistants moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Claims Examiners and Investigators or Insurance Claims Representatives. The median paychecks in those roles are $10K higher and $8K higher, respectively.

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Insurance Claims Assistants generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Insurance, Organizing, Customer Service, and Claim Handling are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $33K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $36K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $38K in this role. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $36K.

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

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

Entry-Level
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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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