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Insurance Claims Examiner Salary

Insurance Claims Examiners in the United States take home approximately $53K per year on average. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Female Insurance Claims Examiners are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (64 percent) are women. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,758 - $78,846
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$79K
MEDIAN: $52,565
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$12.45 - $29.80
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$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
$35,758 - $78,846  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,300 - $5,777  
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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$30,529 - $77,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.45 - $29.80  
   
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
$1,300 - $5,777  
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).
)
$30,529 - $77,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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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 report a narrow range of specific 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $40K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $55K. On average, Insurance Claims Examiners make $53K following one to two decades on the job. Insurance Claims Examiners who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $61K.

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Experience Affects Insurance Claims Examiner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

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 21 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 9%
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