Workers' Compensation Administrator Salary

For Workers' Compensation Administrators, yearly average wages total $50K annually. In the world of Workers' Compensation Administrators, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $4K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $8K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $30K and $72K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Workers' Compensation Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The vast majority of Workers' Compensation Administrators (81 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$34,729 - $74,244
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$74K
MEDIAN: $50,222
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$12.69 - $26.62
(Median)
$13
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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


Survey results suggest that Workers' Compensation Administrators use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Safety Compliance and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people who know Benefits & Compensation also know Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Excel. Most people familiar with 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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $39K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $48K. Workers' Compensation Administrators see a median salary of $53K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Workers' Compensation Administrators who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $56K on average.

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Experience Affects Workers' Compensation Administrator Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Workers' Compensation Administrator Salaries

Claim Handling
up arrow 10%

Case Management
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Benefits & Compensation
0%

National Average
$47,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%


Safety Compliance
up arrow 14%

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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