Insurance Claims Processor Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Insurance Claims Processors in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $13.91 per hour. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one-fifth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$25,225 - $50,497
(Median)
$25K
$36K
$50K
MEDIAN: $35,733
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$10.93 - $19.73
(Median)
$11
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,225 - $50,497  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,018  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$23,969 - $48,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.93 - $19.73  
   
Overtime
$13.17 - $32.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,018  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$23,969 - $48,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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Job Description for Insurance Claims Processor

Insurance claims processors evaluate whether to issue a payment (and how much) on an insurance claim by a policy-holder. Those in this position may work alongside investigators or other claims agents to establish the validity and accuracy of claims; then, they will determine whether the policy offers coverage and issue the appropriate payment.

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Insurance Claims Processor Tasks

  • Update database and process necessary paperwork.
  • Reviews claims for accuracy and completeness, verify eligibility and coverage level.
  • Assists in making claim settlement determinations.
  • Provides customer service to clients.

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Insurance Claims Processors report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Claim Handling, Customer Service, and Data Entry can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Entry. Aptitude in Claim Handling tends to also indicate an understanding of Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Claims Processor

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $30K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $32K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $38K in this role. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $42K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Insurance Claims Processor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Insurance Claims Processor Salaries

Claim Handling
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

National Average
$32,000

Data Entry
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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