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Insurance Claims Examiner Salary

An average Insurance Claims Examiner in the United States can expect to take home roughly $53K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Insurance Claims Examiners are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. More than half of Insurance Claims Examiners (63 percent) survey participants are women. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$35,814 - $85,993
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MEDIAN: $52,726
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,814 - $85,993  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,123  
Profit Sharing
$2,250 - $5,500  
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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$30,578 - $83,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $30.13  
   
Overtime
$21.36 - $39.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,123  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,250 - $5,500  
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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$30,578 - $83,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Insurance and Claim Handling are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 11 percent and 3 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Claims Examiner

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


Insurance Claims Examiners generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $41K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $52K. Insurance Claims Examiners bring in $57K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $62K.

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Experience Affects Insurance Claims Examiner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Insurance Claims Examiner Salaries

Insurance
up arrow 11%

Claim Handling
up arrow 3%

National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 8%