Workers' Compensation Administrator Salary

For Workers' Compensation Administrators, yearly average wages total $50K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Workers' Compensation Administrators (83 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$34,662 - $72,754

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$12.64 - $25.67

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,662 - $72,754  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,106  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $6,500  
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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$29,920 - $70,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 215
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.64 - $25.67  
   
Overtime
$8.76 - $40.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,106  
   
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $6,500  
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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$29,920 - $70,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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Job Description for Workers' Compensation Administrator

A workers' compensation administrator is responsible for overseeing workers' compensation claims and determining if the claims are valid. These administrators are also in charge of facilitating back-to-work programs that assist prospective employees and prove cost effective for their organization. They also help in finding modified-duty assignments for employees, as well as track employees' progress in those assignments. Additionally, workers' compensation administrators oversee preventative safety programs, work with management to develop relevant policies as needed, and perform other human resources duties as required. They must also stay up to date on all relevant rules and regulations at the state, federal, and company levels.

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Workers' Compensation Administrator Tasks

  • Maintain, monitor and report on claims files and documentation.
  • Coordinate and monitor eligible claims with TPA and insurers.
  • Develop, coordinate, implement and administer work procedures and policies for workers' compensation claims.
  • Track and review workers compensation claims to ensure they are in compliance with corporate policies and procedures, and regulatory reporting.

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Popular Skills for Workers' Compensation Administrator


Survey results show that Workers' Compensation Administrators use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Claim Handling, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Benefits & Compensation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Safety Compliance and Windows Operating System General Use. It is often found that people who know Benefits & Compensation are also skilled in Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Excel. Most people skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent in Microsoft Excel and Windows Operating System General Use.

Pay by Experience Level for Workers' Compensation Administrator

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


Workers' Compensation Administrators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $39K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $47K. On average, Workers' Compensation Administrators make $52K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $55K.

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Experience Affects Workers' Compensation Administrator Salaries




National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Workers' Compensation Administrator Salaries

Claim Handling
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$46,000

Benefits & Compensation
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Safety Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 14%
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