Senior Claim Counsel Salary

Senior Claim Counsels in the United States take home an average $115K annually. Most have medical and dental plans, and a large number have vision insurance. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Senior Claim Counsels greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of Senior Claim Counsels claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$79,660 - $169,063
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$170K
MEDIAN: $127,969
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Salary $79,660 - $169,063
Bonus $18,250
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$79,660 - $202,910
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

Job Description for Senior Claim Counsel

A senior claims counsel is responsible for providing timely and accurate legal advice, reviews, and other legal services for their organizations. They must be able to provide legal advice on a broad array of topics while also having a specialization, and they are also tasked with leading and managing projects which require business acumen and detailed knowledge of legal procedures. Rapid responses and solutions to daily complications are also important, so they must have working knowledge of legal issues and business practices in order to solve problems promptly.

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Senior Claim Counsel Tasks

  • Represent the organization in mediations, court proceedings and other situations.
  • Recommend external counsel and assist in the transition of cases.
  • Evaluate ongoing and emergent liability and litigation to determine need for outside counsel.
  • Review and negotiate liability, settlement and expense allowances.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Claim Counsel

Pay by Experience for a Senior Claim Counsel has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Claim Counsel with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 15 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Claim Counsel with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Senior Claim Counsel which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $127,000 based on 8 salaries. A Senior Claim Counsel with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $135,000 based on 7 salaries.

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Key Stats for Senior Claim Counsel

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
50%

Experience Affects Senior Claim Counsel Salaries

Late-Career
▲3%

National Average
$132,000

Experienced
▼4%

Mid-Career
▼23%

Entry-Level
▼41%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
50%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 91%
no benefits
None: 9%