Insurance Claims Clerk Salary

Insurance Claims Clerks in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $13.42 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn dental coverage. Most Insurance Claims Clerks like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,422 - $38,000
(Median)
$23K
$28K
$38K
MEDIAN: $28,092
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$9.97 - $17.99
(Median)
$10
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$23,422 - $38,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
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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$20,996 - $38,032  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.97 - $17.99  
   
Overtime
$16.19 - $29.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
   
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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$20,996 - $38,032  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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Job Description for Insurance Claims Clerk

  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Claims Clerk

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


Insurance Claims Clerks with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $26K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $30K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $30K in this role. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $31K.

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Experience Affects Insurance Claims Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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