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Insurance Claims Handler Salary

The average Insurance Claims Handler in the United States earns approximately $46K per year. Most Insurance Claims Handlers survey respondents are women (71 percent). Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,233 - $71,719
(Median)
$31K
$46K
$72K
MEDIAN: $45,554
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$10.49 - $20.70
(Median)
$10
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,233 - $71,719  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,022  
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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$25,069 - $68,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.49 - $20.70  
   
Overtime
$17.72 - $24.42  
National Annualized 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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,022  
   
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).
)
$25,069 - $68,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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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

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$41,000

Experienced
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 19%
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