Insurance Claims Processor Salary (United States)

Pay for Insurance Claims Processors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $14.36 per hour. Pay starts at $11.08 per hour and can approach $19.49 on the higher side. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits—about a quarter lack coverage. On the flip side, most have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
Insurance Claims Processor Salary (?
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$24,281 - $46,831
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $33,059
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Insurance Claims Processor Salary (?
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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$11.08 - $19.49
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,281 - $46,831  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,004  
Profit Sharing
$884 - $1,233  
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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$23,894 - $45,518  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 103
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.08 - $19.49  
   
Overtime
$15.90 - $28.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,004  
   
Profit Sharing
$884 - $1,233  
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).
)
$23,894 - $45,518  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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Job Description for Insurance Claims Processor

  • 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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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 is not a major factor in determining pay, and incremental pay growth is standard. Salaries increase to $33K from around $30K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $37K after 10 to 20 years. After 20 years of work in the field, Insurance Claims Processors typically earn $41K and go on to enjoy (slight) increases in earnings. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 12 percent. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, more than half land within this range.

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Experience Affects Insurance Claims Processor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%
Experienced
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
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

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
86%
female alumni
 
Male
14%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 22%
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