Senior Claim Counsel Salary

Senior Claim Counsels in the United States can expect wages of $97K annually on average. Male Senior Claim Counsels who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (67 percent) are men. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$65,392 - $131,316
(Median)
$65K
$97K
$130K
MEDIAN: $97,117
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$65,392 - $131,316  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,245  
Profit Sharing
$4,913  
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$65,560 - $143,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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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 Senior Claim Counsel

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $78K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $101K. Senior Claim Counsels who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $116K. 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 $102K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Senior Claim Counsel Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$100,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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