Insurance Claims Examiner Salary

The average Insurance Claims Examiner in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $50K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Female Insurance Claims Examiners make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. Most Insurance Claims Examiners report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$36,737 - $78,297
$37K
$50K
$78K
MEDIAN: $49,553
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50%
90%

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$12.42 - $22.90
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.16
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,737 - $78,297  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,817  
Profit Sharing
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$30,472 - $71,954  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.42 - $22.90  
   
Overtime
$28.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,817  
   
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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$30,472 - $71,954  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $39K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $49K. Insurance Claims Examiners with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $47K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $64K on average.

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Key Stats for Insurance Claims Examiner

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Insurance Claims Examiner Salaries

Late-Career
▲46%

Mid-Career
▲12%

Experienced
▲7%

National Average
$44,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Insurance Claims Examiner Salaries

Negotiation
▲54%

Claim Handling
▲22%

Customer Service
▲5%

Insurance
▲1%

National Average
$44,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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