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Workers' Compensation Administrator Salary

Workers' Compensation Administrators in the United States can expect to earn an average of $49K per year. Most Workers' Compensation Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women account for the majority of Workers' Compensation Administrators who took the survey — 83 percent to be exact. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and the greater part collect vision insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$34,299 - $71,729
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MEDIAN: $49,051
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$12.71 - $25.89
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,299 - $71,729  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
Profit Sharing
$152.60 - $7,861  
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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$31,014 - $70,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 201
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.71 - $25.89  
   
Overtime
$8.50 - $39.68  
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 - $4,932  
   
Profit Sharing
$152.60 - $7,861  
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).
)
$31,014 - $70,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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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 show that Workers' Compensation Administrators typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Benefits & Compensation, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use and Benefits & Compensation. Those proficient in Benefits & Compensation are, more often than not, also skilled in Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Excel. Most people experienced in 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.


Workers' Compensation Administrators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $46K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $40K. Workers' Compensation Administrators see a median salary of $52K 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 $59K on average.

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Experience Affects Workers' Compensation Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%


National Average
$46,000



Skills That Affect Workers' Compensation Administrator Salaries


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 70 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 15%