Insurance Claims Examiners in the United States take home approximately $51K annually on average. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Insurance Claims Examiners enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Insurance Claims Examiners make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$37,029 - $75,197
(Median)
$37K
$51K
$75K
MEDIAN: $50,872
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50%
90%

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$12.42 - $22.90
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,029 - $75,197  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,848  
Profit Sharing
$3,050  
Total Pay (?
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$30,423 - $71,175  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 65
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.42 - $22.90  
   
Overtime
$26.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,848  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,050  
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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$30,423 - $71,175  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Claims Examiner

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


For many Insurance Claims Examiners, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $40K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $49K on average. Insurance Claims Examiners who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $49K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $61K.

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Experience Affects Insurance Claims Examiner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Insurance Claims Examiner Salaries

Negotiation
up arrow 49%

Claim Handling
up arrow 18%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$45,000

Insurance
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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