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Highest Paying States for Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators

The highest paying states 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 of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $80,070, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators. It is followed by New Jersey (average annual salary $73,360). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in a specific state, use the links in the table.

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

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$80,070
$48,800 560
2 New Jersey
$73,360
$47,610 9,490
3 Alaska
$72,050
$50,210 290
4 Louisiana
$71,040
$40,010 3,040
5 Rhode Island
$70,770
$43,830 1,400
6 Maryland
$70,740
$43,170 6,030
7 Colorado
$70,610
$44,610 3,340
8 Connecticut
$69,640
$44,950 4,980
9 Oregon
$69,070
$43,890 3,010
10 Massachusetts
$68,770
$44,400 7,250
11 California
$67,670
$28,760 32,540
12 Mississippi
$67,150
$33,490 1,240
13 Vermont
$67,150
$41,760 240
14 Wyoming
$67,030
$39,120 150
15 Texas
$66,900
$41,690 19,650
16 Nevada
$66,470
$43,720 1,500
17 Delaware
$66,140
$42,960 430
18 Washington
$65,450
$42,350 5,730
19 Illinois
$64,980
$37,170 11,180
20 New York
$64,940
$40,780 20,520
21 Michigan
$64,470
$39,850 5,650
22 Ohio
$64,390
$39,970 9,840
23 New Hampshire
$63,680
$37,330 1,600
24 Arkansas
$63,000
$31,810 1,450
25 Kansas
$62,580
$32,270 3,030
26 Tennessee
$62,540
$36,880 5,720
27 Missouri
$62,210
$34,840 6,950
28 North Carolina
$61,390
$39,530 7,860
29 Idaho
$61,230
$36,480 940
30 Florida
$61,220
$36,710 20,020
31 Alabama
$61,170
$35,170 3,730
32 New Mexico
$60,940
$31,850 910
33 South Dakota
$60,860
$40,040 710
34 Virginia
$60,820
$40,830 5,110
35 Pennsylvania
$60,700
$37,030 14,240
36 Utah
$59,180
$34,300 1,910
37 Hawaii
$59,060
$36,580 730
38 Wisconsin
$58,970
$35,230 6,230
39 Minnesota
$58,630
$37,940 4,790
40 South Carolina
$58,570
$27,310 2,480
41 Indiana
$58,140
$34,080 3,630
42 Georgia
$57,250
$35,430 8,610
43 Iowa
$57,050
$37,180 3,020
44 West Virginia
$55,720
$27,310 1,340
45 Maine
$55,710
$37,590 1,690
46 Nebraska
$55,540
$36,180 2,420
47 Oklahoma
$55,510
$32,600 3,310
48 Arizona
$55,230
$32,410 6,800
49 Montana
$50,220
$28,570 1,020
50 Kentucky
$50,090
$33,710 3,870
51 North Dakota
$46,820
$27,520 650
52 Puerto Rico
$37,570
$21,350 2,290
53 Guam
$34,570
$21,990 100
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