$52,643
Avg. Salary
$18.62
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,063

Profit Sharing

$2,693

Commission

$18,250

The average pay for a Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator is $18.62 per hour.

The average pay for a Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator is $52,643 per year.

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$0$76K
Salary $37,457 - $76,681
Bonus $205 - $7,642
Profit Sharing $490 - $8,528
Commission $18,250
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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$33,672 - $76,014
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,080
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $13.83 - $26.81
Hourly Tips $5.00
Overtime $18.36 - $43.68
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $205 - $7,642
Commission $18,250
Profit Sharing $490 - $8,528
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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$33,672 - $76,014
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 769

Job Description for Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator

Claim Adjuster/Examiner/Investigators are an extremely important piece to the many businesses where citizens make claims to receive financial compensation or other benefits. Without a claims investigator in an insurance company, people could just make false claims and receive money fraudulently. They could do the same for disability even if they are not disabled. The primary function of this job is deciding the legitimacy of claims, so they financially protect the business that they work for.

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Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Tasks

  • Perform detailed investigations, field audits, and telephone interviews to research claims.
  • Follow and maintain claims management guidelines.
  • Provide updates on customer problems and safety or policy violations.
  • Maintain documentation of claim and claim denial, and report on pending claims and findings to the Claims Manager.

Common Career Paths for Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator


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Popular Skills for Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator

Pay by Experience Level for Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator

Pay by Experience for a Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator has a positive trend. An entry-level Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 767 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 400 salaries. An experienced Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 410 salaries. A Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 229 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

24%

17%

16%

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-11%

-17%

National Average: $50,433

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

Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Advice

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

Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator in Ann Arbor:
"Ride along for a few months before applying."
Ride along on claims if you can before applying for the job.

Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator in Puerto Rico:
"Organisation skills."
Is a hoyos Job if you like to work infernal presure. If you are willing to learn from all cases and read more than 100 time the same policy coverage.

Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator in Mobile:
Get your CPCU.

Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator in Spokane:
"Internships."
In college I really regret not taking on any internships.

Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator in Livonia:
"Valuable Skills."
Knowledge in multi-state WC laws/regulations is a big help in this industry. Being highly organized in this field reduces your stress level. Learn your top priorities in your daily work.

Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator in Springfield:
"Do more with less."
Pros: I work with awesome people and I love that we help people. It's challenging work, but you feel like you are doing something good.
Cons: The senior leadership team is completely clueless about how job functions actually work and there is constant push from the top down to "do more with less." That means we are chronically understaffed and underpaid, we have terrible systems so our jobs are extremely manual and administrative and we get very little respect from senior leadership.

Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator in Southfield:
"Corporate Environment."
Pros: As the leading TPA in the country Sedgwick strives to ensure employee satisfaction in order to attract the top employees in their field of expertise. Based on the type of business it is of best interest that they offer one of the most comprehensive benefits package in order to remain top in employee retention several years running.
Cons: Would appreciate it if there was more opportunity for advancement. You can be offered all the education in the world however at some point you feel under appreciated, under paid and less then challenged which leads to dissatisfaction and resentment.

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Key Stats for Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 522 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salaries

▲27%

▲15%

▲3%

National Average
$50,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator Salaries


Investigation
▲16%

Research Analysis
▲15%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲15%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▲15%

▲11%

Legal Research
▲5%

Medical Records
▲3%

Case Management
▲2%

▲1%


National Average
$50,000




Data Entry
▼39%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 522 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 12%