Insurance Claims Handler Salary

Insurance Claims Handlers in the United States pull down an average of $45K per year. Women make up the majority of Insurance Claims Handlers (68 percent) who completed the questionnaire. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,465 - $72,414
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$72K
MEDIAN: $45,214
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$10.81 - $20.79
(Median)
$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,465 - $72,414  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,060  
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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$25,084 - $67,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.81 - $20.79  
   
Overtime
$17.72 - $24.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,060  
   
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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$25,084 - $67,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Job Description for Insurance Claims Handler

Insurance claims handlers are familiar to anyone who has suffered an insured loss of property. They are the individuals who investigate the validity of clients' insurance claims and help determine the compensation paid by the insurer. They look into the claim itself, and then work alongside the insurance agent and underwriters to determine the amount of covered damage and the proper amount to be paid to the policy holder.

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Insurance Claims Handler Tasks

  • Answer coverage and claim questions for policyholders.
  • Maintains claim logs and subrogation files and case files.
  • Records first report claim details and information via telephone or mail.
  • Processes basic claims within policy guidelines.

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Experience Affects Insurance Claims Handler Salaries

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National Average
$41,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 18%
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