Claims Administrator Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Claims Administrators in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $44K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Claims Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Female Claims Administrators make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,745 - $61,312
$31K
$44K
$61K
MEDIAN: $44,084
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50%
90%

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$13.78 - $22.94
$14
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.16
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50%
90%

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$0$61K
Salary $30,745 - $61,312
Bonus $0.00 - $4,913
Profit Sharing $1,172
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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$30,131 - $57,552
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 58
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $13.78 - $22.94
Overtime $20.86 - $35.23
Annual Data $0$57K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,913
Profit Sharing $1,172
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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$30,131 - $57,552
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 46

Job Description for Claims Administrator

A claims administrator is responsible for working with insurance claims in the medical/healthcare field, as well as property insurance. These administrators are employed by a variety of organizations, but generally work within office environments and keep traditional weekly business hours, although overtime may occasionally be necessary. An associate’s degree in an area such as public administration is often required, and some employers prefer those with a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Many also supplement work experience for formal training and education.

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Claims Administrator Tasks

  • Coordinate insurance process across departments, tracking claims and reporting on aggregate metrics.
  • Support and mentor staff in insurance resources, standards, data, and contacts.
  • Review claim submissions and determine eligibility and level of coverage.
  • Prepare and monitor insurance budgets and report on exceptional circumstances.
  • File claims, enter data, and update databases with current daily information.

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Pay by Experience Level for Claims Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Claims Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Claims Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 76 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Claims Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Claims Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 28 salaries. A Claims Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 8 salaries.

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Key Stats for Claims Administrator

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Claims Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
▲42%

Experienced
▲18%

Mid-Career
▲12%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Skills That Affect Claims Administrator Salaries

Customer Service
▲36%


National Average
$39,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 14%