Senior Claim Counsel Salary

Median pay for Senior Claim Counsels in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $97K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Male Senior Claim Counsels who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (67 percent) are men. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$65,392 - $131,316
MEDIAN: $97,117

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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.

The average beginner in this position makes around $78K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $101K. Senior Claim Counsels claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $116K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $102K.

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Experience Affects Senior Claim Counsel 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%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 11%