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Insurance Claims Examiner Salary

The average Insurance Claims Examiner in the United States earns approximately $53K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Women account for the majority of Insurance Claims Examiners who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,951 - $79,014
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$79K
MEDIAN: $52,786
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$12.42 - $29.93
(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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,951 - $79,014  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
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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$30,425 - $77,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.42 - $29.93  
   
Overtime
$20.82 - $39.31  
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 - $9,000  
   
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).
)
$30,425 - $77,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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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 only report a few specific skills. Insurance and Claim Handling are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 8 percent and 4 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Claims Examiner

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $39K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $55K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $55K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $61K on average.

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Experience Affects Insurance Claims Examiner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Insurance Claims Examiner Salaries

Insurance
up arrow 8%

Claim Handling
up arrow 4%

National Average
$51,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 9%