Salary for Insurance 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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Insurance adjusters, examiners and investigators determine their firm's liability for client's claims, and settle these claims within certain monetary limits. They accomplish this task by conferring with medical professionals, agents, witnesses, and claimants. Once a determination of their firm's liability has been made, insurance adjusters, examiners and investigators calculate and approve insurance benefit payments. The majority of professionals in this field have completed some college, and many have Bachelor's and Master's degrees, although they are not a requirement for the occupation.

An Insurance Adjuster, Examiner, or Investigator can expect wages between 40000 to 60000 depending on education and tenure levels. Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators will normally get a pay level of Fifty Nine Thousand dollars yearly.

Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators can receive the best pay in the District of Columbia, where they can get pay levels, on average, of close to about $77180. People in this category of job are compensated highest in Public Administration, where they receive average compensation 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.
Insurance 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