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Insurance Claims Processor Salary

Earnings for Insurance Claims Processors in the United States come in at around $13.95 per hour on average. Insurance Claims Processors who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 85 percent. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. A strong majority enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,156 - $49,718
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$24K
$34K
$50K
MEDIAN: $33,955
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$11.01 - $19.39
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,156 - $49,718  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,012  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $1,221  
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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$23,832 - $46,632  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.01 - $19.39  
   
Overtime
$13.27 - $27.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,012  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $1,221  
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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$23,832 - $46,632  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 126

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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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those who have experience with Claim Handling, Customer Service, and Data Entry can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Claims Processor

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


For Insurance Claims Processors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $29K 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 $37K in this role. Insurance Claims Processors who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $41K.

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Experience Affects Insurance Claims Processor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Insurance Claims Processor Salaries

Claim Handling
up arrow 7%

National Average
$31,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 20%
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