Insurance Claims Examiner Salary

Insurance Claims Examiners in the United States can expect to earn an average of $52K annually. The majority of Insurance Claims Examiners (64 percent) who took the survey are female. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction.

$35,860 - $76,309
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$76K
MEDIAN: $52,415
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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
$35,860 - $76,309  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
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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$30,439 - $75,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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 (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
   
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).
)
$30,439 - $75,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Job skills reported by Insurance Claims Examiners are limited. 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 $56K. For Insurance Claims Examiners, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $53K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $61K on average.

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Experience Affects Insurance Claims Examiner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

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
25%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 9%
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