Insurance Claims Examiner Salary

Insurance Claims Examiners in the United States can expect wages of $53K per year on average. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Insurance Claims Examiners survey respondents are women (78 percent). Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Insurance Claims Examiners. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$37,096 - $82,042
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$52K
$82K
MEDIAN: $52,116
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$13.92 - $26.67
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$0$82K
Salary $37,096 - $82,042
Bonus $0.00 - $5,960
Profit Sharing $3,003
Total Pay (?
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$30,518 - $78,595
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 55
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $13.92 - $26.67
Overtime $30.00
Annual Data $0$78K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,960
Profit Sharing $3,003
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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$30,518 - $78,595
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 36

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Job Description for Insurance Claims Examiner

Insurance claims examiners are responsible for reviewing insurance claims which have been submitted to their company. These examiners generally work in office settings during traditional business hours, and little to no travel is required for the position. A high school diploma is generally required, as well as additional courses and training regarding insurance claims and policies. Those in this position are employed in all types of insurance fields, and their responsibilities vary depending on the company.

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Insurance Claims Examiner Tasks

  • Examine and verify accuracy and completeness of insurance claims.
  • Make claim settlement determinations to authorize or deny payment based on policy and practices.
  • Update database and process necessary paperwork.

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Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Claims Examiner

Pay by Experience for an Insurance Claims Examiner has a positive trend. An entry-level Insurance Claims Examiner with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 51 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Insurance Claims Examiner with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Insurance Claims Examiner which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 20 salaries. An Insurance Claims Examiner 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 13 salaries.

Insurance Claims Examiner Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Insurance Claims Examiner?

Insurance Claims Examiner in Merrill:
"Best job."
Pros: I love the investigation portion, always something new!
Cons: Not enough hours in the day to get all the work done.

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Key Stats for Insurance Claims Examiner

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Insurance Claims Examiner Salaries

Late-Career
▲40%

Mid-Career
▲7%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$46,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Insurance Claims Examiner Salaries

Negotiation
▲48%

Claim Handling
▲17%

Customer Service
▲1%

National Average
$46,000

Insurance
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 82%
no benefits
None: 9%
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