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Workers' Compensation Administrator Salary

Earnings for Workers' Compensation Administrators in the United States come in at around $50K per year on average. Most Workers' Compensation Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Women account for the majority of Workers' Compensation Administrators who took the survey — 83 percent to be exact. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$33,878 - $72,648
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$73K
MEDIAN: $49,752
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90%

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$12.57 - $25.64
(Median)
$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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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
$33,878 - $72,648  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,848  
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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$30,010 - $70,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 208
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.57 - $25.64  
   
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 - $4,848  
   
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).
)
$30,010 - $70,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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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 report a narrow range of specific skills. 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 pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use and Benefits & Compensation. People who know Microsoft Office usually also know Microsoft Excel and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people who know Benefits & Compensation also know 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.


Workers' Compensation Administrators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $39K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $46K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Workers' Compensation Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $52K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $56K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 15%
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