Insurance Claims Handlers in the United States take home approximately $53K per year on average. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Insurance Claims Handlers making up 78 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just under one-half collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,144 - $93,701
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MEDIAN: $52,874
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$11.81 - $25.45
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$30,144 - $93,701  
   
Bonus
$5,287  
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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$25,531 - $77,869  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.81 - $25.45  
   
Overtime
$40.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$5,287  
   
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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$25,531 - $77,869  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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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

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

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Key Stats for Insurance Claims Handler

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
036
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Insurance Claims Handler Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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