Insurance Clerk Salary

Insurance Clerks in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $13.17 per hour. While some workers in this profession — just under a third — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and slightly less than half have dental insurance. For the most part, Insurance Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,415 - $44,518
(Median)
$21K
$34K
$45K
MEDIAN: $33,609
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$9.73 - $16.80
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$21,415 - $44,518  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,416  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$20,423 - $38,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.73 - $16.80  
   
Overtime
$13.55 - $26.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,416  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$20,423 - $38,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 160
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Job Description for Insurance Clerk

Insurance clerks process applications for reinstatement of, changes to, and cancellation of insurance policies for individuals or companies. They work closely with insurance agents to provide paperwork and other necessary items to process a client's insurance policy, and must have thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local insurance policy regulations.

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Insurance Clerk Tasks

  • Oversee insurance payments, renew policies, and collect overdue payments from individuals or insurance companies.
  • Prepare and file statistical data reports for regulatory agencies.
  • Maintain, update, and file records for health, life, car, rental, or home insurance policies.

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Typical Insurance Clerks report a focused set of job skills. Medicaid & Medicare Billing and Insurance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Clerk

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


For Insurance Clerks, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $26K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $27K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $30K in this role. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $33K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Insurance Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$28,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Insurance Clerk Salaries

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
0%

National Average
$28,000

Insurance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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