Insurance Claims Examiner Salary

Median pay for Insurance Claims Examiners in the United States is around $52K per year. The majority of Insurance Claims Examiners (63 percent) who took the survey are women. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage.

$36,037 - $76,435

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$12.29 - $29.73

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,037 - $76,435  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$30,402 - $75,309  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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 - $10,304  
   
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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$30,402 - $75,309  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Insurance Claims Examiners who took the survey. Insurance and Claim Handling are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 10 percent and 6 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 $54K. Insurance Claims Examiners bring in $53K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $61K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Insurance Claims Examiner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Insurance Claims Examiner Salaries

Insurance
up arrow 10%

Claim Handling
up arrow 6%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 8%
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