Workers' Compensation Administrator Salary

Workers' Compensation Administrators in the United States take home approximately $53K per year on average. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Workers' Compensation Administrators who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 87 percent. Work is enjoyable for Workers' Compensation Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$35,773 - $78,614
$36K
$53K
$79K
MEDIAN: $53,043
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$13.25 - $26.18
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MEDIAN: $18.08
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$0$78K
Salary $35,773 - $78,614
Bonus $0.00 - $5,075
Profit Sharing $600
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$31,635 - $73,248
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 28 Oct 2016
  • Individuals Reporting: 168
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $13.25 - $26.18
Overtime $16.48 - $44.93
Annual Data $0$73K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,075
Profit Sharing $600
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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$31,635 - $73,248
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 28 Oct 2016
  • Individuals Reporting: 102

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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

  • 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.
  • Maintain, monitor and report on claims files and documentation.
  • Coordinate and monitor eligible claims with TPA and insurers.

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Popular Skills for Workers' Compensation Administrator


Survey results suggest that Workers' Compensation Administrators put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Case Management, Insurance, Benefits & Compensation, and Claim Handling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Safety Compliance, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Excel. The majority of those who know Microsoft Excel also know Benefits & Compensation and Windows Operating System General Use.

Pay by Experience Level for Workers' Compensation Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Workers' Compensation Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Workers' Compensation Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 126 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Workers' Compensation Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 68 salaries. An experienced Workers' Compensation Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 86 salaries. A Workers' Compensation Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 40 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,205

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 45 percent, Workers' Compensation Administrators in Minneapolis receive some of the highest pay in the country. Workers' Compensation Administrators will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+29 percent), Chicago (+20 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), and Portland (+14 percent). Workers' Compensation Administrators in Charlotte make 28 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay.

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Q: What is it like working as a Workers' Compensation Administrator?

Workers' Compensation Administrator in Los Angeles:
Pros: Independence to work.
Cons: No authority given.

Workers' Compensation Administrator in Los Angeles:
Pros: Independence to work.
Cons: No authority given.

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Key Stats for Workers' Compensation Administrator

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Workers' Compensation Administrator Salaries

▲29%

▲12%

▲4%

National Average
$48,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Workers' Compensation Administrator Salaries

Case Management
▲5%

Insurance
▲2%


National Average
$48,000





Safety Compliance
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 9%
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