Insurance Claims Handler Salary

Average Insurance Claims Handlers in the United States make around $50K annually. Most Insurance Claims Handlers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Most enjoy medical while just over two-fifths get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one in three. Female Insurance Claims Handlers make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,746 - $95,576
$30K
$50K
$96K
MEDIAN: $50,000
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$11.78 - $25.64
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$26
MEDIAN: $15.21
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$29,746 - $95,576  
   
Bonus
$3,250  
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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$25,268 - $80,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.78 - $25.64  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$3,250  
   
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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$25,268 - $80,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Insurance Claims Handler Salaries

Experienced
▲40%

Mid-Career
▲36%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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