Senior Claim Counsel Salary

Senior Claim Counsels in the United States pull down an average of $97K per year. Men make up the majority of Senior Claim Counsels (67 percent) survey respondents. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$65,501 - $128,420
MEDIAN: $96,767

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$65,682 - $136,040  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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Job Description for Senior Claim Counsel

  • Evaluate ongoing and emergent liability and litigation to determine need for outside counsel.
  • Review and negotiate liability, settlement and expense allowances.
  • Represent the organization in mediations, court proceedings and other situations.
  • Recommend external counsel and assist in the transition of cases.

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Pay by Experience Level for

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

Although employees with less than five years' experience earn around $78K on average, the five-to-10 year group has a much higher, six-figure median of $100K. Senior Claim Counsels see a median salary of $116K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $100K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.


33 %
67 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 11%