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Highest Paying Industries for Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators

The top 100 highest paying industries for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $79,080, natural gas distribution is the highest paying industry for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators. It is followed by utilities industry (average annual salary $76,210). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Natural Gas Distribution
$79,080
70
2 Utilities
$76,210
200
3 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$75,040
130
4 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$72,670
n/a
5 Federal government, including USPS
$69,740
43,220
6 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$69,740
43,220
7 Rail Transportation
$69,080
290
8 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$67,770
54,600
9 Federal, State, and Local Government
$67,770
54,600
10 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$67,660
54,790
11 Construction
$67,510
60
12 Building Equipment Contractors
$66,250
n/a
13 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$65,860
n/a
14 Specialty Trade Contractors
$65,180
n/a
15 Office Administrative Services
$65,150
2,080
16 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$63,800
1,880
17 Educational Services - Privately owned
$63,300
30
18 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$63,260
2,000
19 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$62,670
240
20 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$62,570
30
21 Other Financial Investment Activities
$62,220
880
22 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$61,780
83,260
23 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$61,780
980
24 Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$61,680
13,300
25 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$61,600
8,240
26 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$60,860
70
27 Insurance Carriers
$60,620
118,920
28 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$60,500
70
29 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$60,490
n/a
30 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$59,950
188,920
31 Educational Services - Local government owned
$59,940
80
32 Finance and Insurance
$59,940
191,820
33 Wholesale Trade
$59,830
160
34 Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$59,210
n/a
35 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$58,930
150
36 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$58,800
100
37 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$58,670
70,000
38 Hospitals - Privately owned
$58,600
340
39 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$58,530
340
40 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$58,250
n/a
41 Educational Services
$58,130
160
42 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$57,970
390
43 Other Insurance Related Activities
$57,960
56,700
44 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$57,870
410
45 Social Assistance
$57,840
130
46 Freight Transportation Arrangement
$57,780
60
47 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$57,520
120
48 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$57,360
390
49 State government, including schools and hospitals
$57,230
9,570
50 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$57,220
9,500
51 Transportation and Warehousing
$56,890
760
52 Administrative and Support Services
$56,660
5,100
53 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$56,660
5,100
54 Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair
$56,320
110
55 Automotive Repair and Maintenance
$56,320
110
56 Repair and Maintenance
$56,320
110
57 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$56,080
280
58 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$56,080
280
59 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$55,890
410
60 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$55,560
860
61 Support Activities for Transportation
$55,440
90
62 Offices of Physicians
$55,160
430
63 Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services
$55,060
90
64 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$54,880
18,520
65 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$54,800
2,280
66 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$54,420
80
67 General Freight Trucking
$53,020
80
68 Health Care and Social Assistance
$52,880
1,570
69 Employment Services
$52,490
2,330
70 Temporary Help Services
$50,650
1,360
71 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$50,370
200
72 Truck Transportation
$50,160
240
73 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$50,040
1,030
74 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$49,770
50
75 Educational Services - State government owned
$49,770
50
76 Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing
$49,420
190
77 Rental and Leasing Services
$49,420
190
78 Specialized Freight Trucking
$49,390
160
79 Depository Credit Intermediation
$49,380
210
80 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$48,880
70
81 Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$48,570
50
82 Manufacturing
$48,320
40
83 Business Support Services
$47,680
190
84 Outpatient Care Centers
$46,530
330
85 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$46,490
40
86 Hospitals - Local government owned
$46,490
40
87 Legal Services
$46,280
500
88 Telephone Call Centers
$44,900
80
89 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$41,600
190
90 Other Investment Pools and Funds
$38,710
n/a
91 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$35,530
430
92 Nonstore Retailers
$35,530
430
93 Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$32,930
n/a
94 Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$24,700
70
See also: Highest paying cities for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators.