Workers' Compensation Administrator Salary
Workers' Compensation Administrators in the United States take home approximately $53K per year on average. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Workers' Compensation Administrators far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$35,773 - $78,614|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $5,075|
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|$31,635 - $73,248|
|Hourly Rate||$13.25 - $26.18|
|Overtime||$16.48 - $44.93|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $5,075|
|Total Pay (||$31,635 - $73,248|
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.Read More...
This is generally a full-time position that takes place in an office setting, although overtime may be required depending on the needs of the company and position.
Generally a workers' compensation administrator need to possess a bachelor's degree in a relevant field. Additionally, most employers require a minimum of three to five years of experience in workers' compensation. Workers compensation administrators also need to be proficient with basic computer programs, have good interpersonal skills, and have strong communication skills. They should have an up-to-date knowledge on relevant laws and standard workers' compensation procedures as well.
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 show that Workers' Compensation Administrators use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Case Management, Insurance, Benefits & Compensation, and Claim Handling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate 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
Home to some of the best pay for Workers' Compensation Administrators, Minneapolis offers exceptional salaries, 45 percent above the national average. Workers' Compensation Administrators will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+29 percent), Chicago (+20 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), and Portland (+14 percent). The lowest-paying market is Charlotte, which sits 28 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay.
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