Workers' Compensation Administrator Salary

For Workers' Compensation Administrators, annual average wages total $50K per year. Cash earnings for Workers' Compensation Administrators — including $4K in bonuses and $8K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $30K to $72K depending on individual performance. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Workers' Compensation Administrators is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women account for the majority of Workers' Compensation Administrators who took the survey — 81 percent to be exact. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,729 - $74,244
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$74K
MEDIAN: $50,222
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$12.69 - $26.62
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$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,729 - $74,244  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,013  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $8,109  
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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$30,264 - $71,654  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 232
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.69 - $26.62  
   
Overtime
$14.68 - $41.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,013  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $8,109  
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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$30,264 - $71,654  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 138
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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 using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Claim Handling, Case Management, Microsoft Office, and Benefits & Compensation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 10 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Safety Compliance and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people familiar with Benefits & Compensation also know Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Excel. A tool kit that includes Microsoft Office also typically contains 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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $39K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $48K. Workers' Compensation Administrators bring in $53K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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
$47,000


Skills That Affect Workers' Compensation Administrator Salaries

Claim Handling
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Case Management
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
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Benefits & Compensation
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National Average
$47,000

Microsoft Excel
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Safety Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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