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Insurance Claims Assistant Salary

Pay for Insurance Claims Assistants in the United States is very modest at just $35K per year. Women make up the vast majority of Insurance Claims Assistants (86 percent) who answered the questionnaire. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. For the most part, Insurance Claims Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,064 - $47,586
(Median)
$25K
$35K
$48K
MEDIAN: $34,797
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50%
90%

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$11.47 - $20.14
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,064 - $47,586  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,751  
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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$24,987 - $45,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 146
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.47 - $20.14  
   
Overtime
$15.30 - $34.25  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,751  
   
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).
)
$24,987 - $45,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 124

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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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Insurance Claims Assistants report a focused set of job skills. 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 and Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Claims Assistant

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


For Insurance Claims Assistants, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $31K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $35K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Insurance Claims Assistants see a median salary of $35K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $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

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Insurance Claims Assistant Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

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
9%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 12%