Salary for Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators

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 helps finance professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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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 can earn average salaries on a scale from 40000 and 60000 based on levels of tenure. Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators can get an average wage of Fifty Nine Thousand dollars each year.

Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators have the highest pay levels in the District of Columbia, where they receive average wages of approximately $77180. People in this career can receive the highest pay in Public Administration, where they earn salary pay of $71250.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 24.54 percent nationwide in that time.
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators tend to make the most in the following industries
Information $71,250
Public Administration $64,910
Utilities $64,450
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $62,770
Other Services (except Public Administration) $60,610
Management of Companies and Enterprises $59,310
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $50,940
Health Care and Social Assistance $54,140
Educational Services $55,550
Manufacturing $56,060
Transportation and Warehousing $56,110
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $56,300