Insurance Claims Processor Salary (United States)

Salaries for Insurance Claims Processors in the United States lie in the neighborhood of $14.36 per hour. Pay begins at $11.08 per hour on the low end and climbs to $19.49 near the top. Although most have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, 22 percent claim no health benefits at all. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Insurance Claims Processor Salary (?
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$24,281 - $46,831
(Median)
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47K
MEDIAN: $33,059
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Insurance Claims Processor Salary (?
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$11.08 - $19.49
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%
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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).
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$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 in the field does not tend to play a major role in salary decisions; in general, pay does not go up drastically with more experience, and earnings grow incrementally instead. Salaries can reach $33K from $30K after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $37K. Though salary increases are not as strong, pay continues to grow slightly for Insurance Claims Processors after two decades on the job, and average earnings come to $41K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 21 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 12 percent. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

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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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