Insurance Claims Examiner Salary

Average Insurance Claims Examiners in the United States make around $53K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of Insurance Claims Examiners (64 percent) who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$36,037 - $76,439
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$76K
MEDIAN: $52,565
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$12.29 - $29.73
(Median)
$12
$17
$30
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,037 - $76,439  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$2,035 - $5,837  
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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$30,402 - $75,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.29 - $29.73  
   
Overtime
$20.64 - $40.00  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,035 - $5,837  
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).
)
$30,402 - $75,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Job Description for Insurance Claims Examiner

Insurance claims examiners are responsible for reviewing insurance claims which have been submitted to their company. These examiners generally work in office settings during traditional business hours, and little to no travel is required for the position. A high school diploma is generally required, as well as additional courses and training regarding insurance claims and policies. Those in this position are employed in all types of insurance fields, and their responsibilities vary depending on the company.

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Insurance Claims Examiner Tasks

  • Examine and verify accuracy and completeness of insurance claims.
  • Make claim settlement determinations to authorize or deny payment based on policy and practices.
  • Update database and process necessary paperwork.

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Insurance Claims Examiners note just a narrow range of job skills. Insurance and Claim Handling are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 9 percent and 5 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Claims Examiner

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $40K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $56K. Insurance Claims Examiners who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $54K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $61K.

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Experience Affects Insurance Claims Examiner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Insurance Claims Examiner Salaries

Insurance
up arrow 9%

Claim Handling
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 10%
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