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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. The majority of Insurance Claims Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. Insurance Claims Assistants who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 86 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$25,311 - $47,186
(Median)
$25K
$35K
$47K
MEDIAN: $34,808
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90%

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$11.39 - $20.03
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,311 - $47,186  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,700  
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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$25,016 - $45,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 150
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.39 - $20.03  
   
Overtime
$13.97 - $32.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,700  
   
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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$25,016 - $45,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128

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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Insurance Claims Adjuster. The latter position pays an average of $46K annually.

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Insurance Claims Assistants note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Organizing, Customer Service, Data Entry, and Typing 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.


Insurance Claims Assistants do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. 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. Insurance Claims Assistants bring in $35K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $37K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Insurance Claims Assistant Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Organizing
up arrow 4%

National Average
$34,000

Data Entry
up arrow 6%

Typing
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
29%
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: 12%
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