Workers' Compensation Administrator Salary

An average Workers' Compensation Administrator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $50K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The vast majority (82 percent) of Workers' Compensation Administrators who took the survey are female. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Workers' Compensation Administrators is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$34,263 - $72,473
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$72K
MEDIAN: $49,679
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$12.64 - $25.56
(Median)
$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,263 - $72,473  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,818  
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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$30,051 - $70,115  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 213
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.64 - $25.56  
   
Overtime
$8.68 - $40.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,818  
   
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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$30,051 - $70,115  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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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


Workers' Compensation Administrators note just a narrow range of job 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 Windows Operating System General Use and Benefits & Compensation. The majority of those who know Benefits & Compensation also know Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Excel. Most people familiar with Microsoft Office also know 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Workers' Compensation Administrators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $39K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $47K. Workers' Compensation Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $52K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $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

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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

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