Salary for Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators

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Also known as:  Claims Analyst, Fire Claims Adjuster, Health Claims Examiner, Health Insurance Adjuster, Independent Insurance Adjuster, Medical Claims Analyst, Medical Claims Examiner, Property and Casualty Insurance Claims Examiner, Property Damage Claims Adjustor, Reinsurance Claims Analyst

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Insurers take on risk as their business, and it is the job of claims adjusters and investigators to mitigate and manage that risk by evaluating claims that have been paid, to ensure compliance with industry and company standards as well as local, state and federal laws. In cases where litigation is required, they may confer with lawyers. Many also settle insurance claims. The position requires a knowledge of both the relevant regulations and a decent command of basic finance.

A Claims Adjuster, Examiner, or Investigator will normally receive an average salary on a scale from $41,950 and $103,610 based on education and experience. will normally receive a wage of seventy thousand six hundred and fifty dollars yearly.

are compensated highest in District of Columbia, which has average wages of near $89,830. People in this category of job are paid at the highest average level in Construction, where they get average wages of $85,850.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 46.27 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators tend to make the most in the following industries:

Construction
$85,850
Public Administration
$76,660
Information
$76,100
Utilities
$75,510
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$72,080
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$69,510

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Wholesale Trade
$52,420
Health Care and Social Assistance
$62,670
Educational Services
$64,520
Retail Trade
$64,990
Manufacturing
$65,050
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$66,490