The average salary for a Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator in Chicago, Illinois is $56,632.
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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.
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Popular Skills for Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator
Litigation Case Management
Skills in Negotiation and Litigation Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Insurance, Customer Service and Claim Handling.
Pay by Experience Level for Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator
An early career Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $51,726 based on 16 salaries. A mid-career Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,999 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,070 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $82,432.
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Employees with Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 18.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (12.4% less), Phoenix, Arizona (12.2% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (8.8% less).
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