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Workers' Compensation Administrator Salary

For Workers' Compensation Administrators, yearly average wages total $50K annually. The majority of Workers' Compensation Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Female Workers' Compensation Administrators far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$34,006 - $72,550
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$73K
MEDIAN: $50,073
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90%

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$12.72 - $25.72
(Median)
$13
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary 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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,006 - $72,550  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,949  
Profit Sharing
$154.18 - $7,777  
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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$30,994 - $71,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 211
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.72 - $25.72  
   
Overtime
$8.56 - $40.52  
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 - $4,949  
   
Profit Sharing
$154.18 - $7,777  
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).
)
$30,994 - $71,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 109

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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 takers who work as Workers' Compensation Administrators usually report a few specific 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 educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed in Benefits & Compensation.

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 $40K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $47K. Workers' Compensation Administrators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $52K. Workers' Compensation Administrators who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $55K.

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Experience Affects Workers' Compensation Administrator Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Workers' Compensation Administrator Salaries


Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$47,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 15%