$49,707
Avg. Salary
$18.81
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,438

Bonus

$3,443

Profit Sharing

$4,300

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Claims Adjuster is $18.81 per hour.

The median Claims Adjuster has a base pay of $49,707. Salaries generally range from $38k to $69k. The median bonus is $2,438. Skills that can affect salary include Claim Handling, Customer Service, Negotiation, Investigation, Oral / Verbal Communication, Insurance, Bilingual, Litigation Case Management, Construction Estimating, Typing.
$14.38
10%
$18.81
50%
$26.37
90%
MEDIAN $18.81
$38k
10%
$50k
50%
$69k
90%
MEDIAN $49,707
$38,061 - $68,801
$38K
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MEDIAN: $49,707
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$14.38 - $26.37
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$0$69K
Salary $38,061 - $68,801
Bonus $486 - $6,597
Profit Sharing $514 - $7,204
Commission $4,300
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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$35,524 - $69,583
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,209
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $14.38 - $26.37
Overtime $18.91 - $44.35
Annual Data $0$69K
Bonus $486 - $6,597
Commission $4,300
Profit Sharing $514 - $7,204
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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$35,524 - $69,583
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 560

Job Description for Claims Adjuster

A claims adjustor is the point person for an insurance company when the company receives a claim. They normally travel to a location and inspect damage, make notes, and ask questions. The claims adjustor assesses information and make recommendations for how the insurance company proceeds in resolving the claim.

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Claims Adjuster Pay By Employer

$0$82K

$50,160

Allstate
67 profiles
$49,732

Geico
46 profiles
$47,003

$52,067

$52,034

$53,446

Usaa Insurance
26 profiles
$43,229

$49,559

$51,265

$59,375

Common Career Paths for Claims Adjuster


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Claims Adjusters may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Insurance Claims Manager. The latter position pays an average of $72K annually. More often than not, a Claims Examiner or Investigator role is the next step for Claims Adjusters moving up in the field. Pay for Claims Examiners and Investigators is usually $45K. Many Claims Adjusters choose to take on a Senior Claims Adjuster role instead, where salaries are typically $65K.

Claims Adjuster Job Listings

Popular Skills for Claims Adjuster


Survey results suggest that Claims Adjusters put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Investigation, Construction Estimating, Litigation Case Management, and Insurance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 13 percent. Those listing Typing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Oral / Verbal Communication and Bilingual also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Claim Handling are, more often than not, also skilled in Negotiation.

Pay by Experience Level for Claims Adjuster

Pay by Experience for a Claims Adjuster has a positive trend. An entry-level Claims Adjuster with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 840 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Claims Adjuster with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 344 salaries. An experienced Claims Adjuster which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 335 salaries. A Claims Adjuster with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 119 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,375

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

Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Claims Adjusters, 19 percent higher than the national average. Claims Adjusters can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+10 percent), Orlando (+8 percent), Chicago (+7 percent), and New York (+4 percent). The lowest-paying market is Oklahoma City, which sits 24 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Indianapolis (12 percent lower) and Tampa (10 percent lower).

Claims Adjuster Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Claims Adjuster?

Claims Adjuster in Miami:
"Hi."
Pros: I love the fact that there is extensive flexibility.
Cons: Salaried therefore you may work well over the typical 40.

Claims Adjuster in Indianapolis:
"Claims Ajudicator."
Pros: The people who work there are very friendly. Its like working in a family.
Cons: Gossip gossip gossip. Too much chit chat, but what can you expect from working in a small office full of women.:)

Claims Adjuster in Metairie:
"It can make you jaded."
This career can jade you. You have to learn to leave work at the office and do not take settlements personally. Settlements are business decisions!!

Claims Adjuster in Tucson:
"Review and negotiate bodily injury settlements with attorney."
Pros: The level of investigation I get to have and the level of brain activity it requires.
Cons: There is a lot of work with a high level of productivity required on a daily basis.

Claims Adjuster in Arlington Heights:
"It Is Different Everyday."
Pros: Fast paced working environment.
Cons: It takes a lot of patience.

Claims Adjuster in New Orleans:
"Lack of upward mobility."
Be prepared to deal with other people's problems all day long. Many times, management only rewards results and hard work with more work from other people not working as hard. Get into Risk Management. Unless you can get some type of Management title, you have a ceiling that you will either quickly hit or slowly hit, depending on your company. Case loads are almost always high. My current company is great, low stress, low pending, high complexity claims, but after working for two other insurers, this is an anomaly. I have a college degree, multiple professional designations, which people above me have neither and outside of starting my own company, opportunities do seem limited. Get an engineering degree. The years of hard work in college will pay dividends later. I slacked off and am paying for it now in many ways.

Claims Adjuster in Florida:
"Can Manage And Run A Front Office."
Pros: Fast learner, hard worker. I am very focused and willing to learn.
Cons:

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Key Stats for Claims Adjuster

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 506 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Claims Adjuster Salaries

▲34%

▲16%

▲7%

National Average
$49,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Claims Adjuster Salaries

Investigation
▲12%

Construction Estimating
▲11%

Litigation Case Management
▲10%

Insurance
▲7%

▲2%


National Average
$49,000

Customer Service
▼1%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼15%

▼15%

Typing
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 506 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 10%