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Workers' Compensation Administrator Salary

Workers' Compensation Administrators in the United States take home approximately $50K per year on average. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The vast majority (83 percent) of Workers' Compensation Administrators who took the survey are female. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$33,817 - $72,726
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$73K
MEDIAN: $49,601
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$12.63 - $25.68
(Median)
$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,817 - $72,726  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,872  
Profit Sharing
$154.18 - $7,777  
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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$30,339 - $70,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 206
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.63 - $25.68  
   
Overtime
$8.56 - $40.52  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,872  
   
Profit Sharing
$154.18 - $7,777  
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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$30,339 - $70,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112

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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


Professional skills reported by Workers' Compensation Administrators are few in number. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Benefits & Compensation, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use and Benefits & Compensation. Those proficient in Microsoft Office are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Excel and Windows Operating System General Use. Those proficient in Benefits & Compensation are, more often than not, also skilled in Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Workers' Compensation Administrator

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


For many Workers' Compensation Administrators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $40K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $46K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $52K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $55K on average.

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Experience Affects Workers' Compensation Administrator Salaries




National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Workers' Compensation Administrator Salaries


Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$46,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 15%
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