Salary for Insurance Claims Clerks

Also known as:  Insurance Claims Clerk, Insurance Clerk, Insurance Examining Clerk, Insurance Policy Issue Clerk, Underwriting Assistant, Underwriting Clerk helps finance professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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Insurance Claims Clerks work in an insurance agency performing various work for those who need to file a claim with the company. This can be life, health, accident or any other type of insurance. It is necessary that a high school diploma be attained to work as an insurance claim clerk, with certifications or insurance experience beneficial. Clerks must obtain information form the consumer in order to accurately file the report. All information must be stored inside of a computer system. The Clerk is also responsible for other duties such as claims calculations, paying small claims and attaching relevant information to claims.

An Insurance Claims Clerk usually receives an average compensation on a scale from 24000 and 36000 based on education and experience. Insurance Claims Clerks will usually earn an average compensation of Thirty Six Thousand Four Hundred dollars each year.

Insurance Claims Clerks have the best average pay in the District of Columbia, which has a compensation of about $49140. This group of professionals can obtain the highest salaries in Public Administration, where they can get an average pay rate of $44110.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 18.87 percent nationwide in that time.
Insurance Claims Clerks tend to make the most in the following industries
Transportation and Warehousing $44,110
Public Administration $40,730
Manufacturing $40,260
Other Services (except Public Administration) $39,820
Management of Companies and Enterprises $37,610
Finance and Insurance $36,420
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade $31,960
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $32,010
Information $32,520
Educational Services $32,700
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $34,180
Health Care and Social Assistance $34,830