Insurance Clerk Salary

Women comprise the majority of Insurance Clerks in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $12.87 per hour on average. For the most part, Insurance Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and just under one-half claim dental coverage as well. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,282 - $45,775
(Median)
$21K
$33K
$46K
MEDIAN: $32,520
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90%

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$9.40 - $16.59
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$21,282 - $45,775  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
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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$19,952 - $37,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.40 - $16.59  
   
Overtime
$13.01 - $24.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
   
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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$19,952 - $37,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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Job Description for Insurance Clerk

  • 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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Insurance Clerks only report a few specific skills. Medicaid & Medicare Billing and Insurance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Insurance.

Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Clerk

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


For Insurance Clerks, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. During the first five years of their careers, Insurance Clerks see a median income of $26K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $26K. On average, Insurance Clerks make $31K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $33K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Insurance Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$27,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Insurance Clerk Salaries

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
up arrow 3%

National Average
$27,000

Insurance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 30%
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