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Insurance Clerk Salary

Insurance Clerks in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $12.76 per hour for pay. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and half have dental, too. Work is enjoyable for Insurance Clerks, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$20,993 - $45,775
(Median)
$21K
$32K
$46K
MEDIAN: $31,704
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90%

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$9.40 - $16.68
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$20,993 - $45,775  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,288  
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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$19,976 - $37,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.40 - $16.68  
   
Overtime
$13.01 - $24.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,288  
   
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).
)
$19,976 - $37,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 151

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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. Skills that pay less than market rate include Insurance.

Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Clerk

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $26K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $26K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $30K in this role. As Insurance Clerks reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $34K.

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Experience Affects Insurance Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

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 4%

National Average
$27,000

Insurance
up arrow 5%

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
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 28%