An average Insurance Claims Examiner in the United States can expect to take home roughly $50K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most claim medical and dental insurance and the larger part get vision coverage. Female Insurance Claims Examiners make up most of the survey respondents at 70 percent. Work is enjoyable for Insurance Claims Examiners, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$37,029 - $79,665
$37K
$50K
$80K
MEDIAN: $50,448
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90%

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$12.50 - $22.71
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MEDIAN: $16.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,029 - $79,665  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,872  
Profit Sharing
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$30,253 - $72,754  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.50 - $22.71  
   
Overtime
$26.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,872  
   
Profit Sharing
$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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$30,253 - $72,754  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 40

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Claims Examiner

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


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $39K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $49K on average. Insurance Claims Examiners bring in $47K after working for 10 to 20 years. Insurance Claims Examiners who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $64K.

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Key Stats for Insurance Claims Examiner

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
043
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Insurance Claims Examiner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Insurance Claims Examiner Salaries

Negotiation
up arrow 54%

Claim Handling
up arrow 22%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

National Average
$44,000

Insurance
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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