The average salary for an Experienced Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator is $61,374.
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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.…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator
The top respondents for the job title Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator are from the companies Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick CMS), Sedgwick and Usaa Insurance. Reported salaries are highest at Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick CMS) where the average pay is $79,432. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Liberty Mutual Insurance Group and Allstate, earning around $73,189 and $68,765, respectively. Geico pays the lowest at around $57,496. Usaa Insurance and Sedgwick also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $58,455 and $61,984, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator
Litigation Case Management
Skills in Claim Handling, Negotiation and Litigation Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service and Insurance.
Pay by Experience Level for Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator
An entry-level Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $44,117 based on 177 salaries. An early career Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,784 based on 1,034 salaries. A mid-career Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,595 based on 523 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $68,345.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 17.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (17.3% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (14.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (7.9% less) and New York, New York (3.4% less).
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