Workers' Compensation Administrator Salary

The average Workers' Compensation Administrator in the United States earns approximately $50K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women make up the vast majority of Workers' Compensation Administrators (82 percent) who answered the questionnaire. For the most part, Workers' Compensation Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$34,486 - $72,439
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$72K
MEDIAN: $49,602
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$12.63 - $25.70
(Median)
$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,486 - $72,439  
   
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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$30,072 - $70,115  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 214
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.63 - $25.70  
   
Overtime
$8.76 - $40.48  
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).
)
$30,072 - $70,115  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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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 seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Claim Handling, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Benefits & Compensation are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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. The majority of those who know 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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $39K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $47K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $52K in this role. 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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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: 83% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 14%
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