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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 $73,810, New Jersey is the highest paying state for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators. It is followed by Massachusetts (average annual salary $72,780). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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 New Jersey
$73,810
$44,350 10,720
2 Massachusetts
$72,780
$46,480 6,780
3 Colorado
$72,590
$45,530 3,950
4 Alaska
$72,560
$52,380 240
5 Connecticut
$72,080
$46,840 4,690
6 California
$70,040
$34,670 32,590
7 District of Columbia
$69,780
$41,940 770
8 Maryland
$68,730
$40,270 6,100
9 Rhode Island
$68,530
$39,950 1,180
10 Louisiana
$68,240
$39,260 2,520
11 New York
$68,240
$41,800 19,780
12 Oregon
$68,210
$44,270 2,910
13 Mississippi
$67,700
$30,130 1,290
14 Texas
$67,510
$42,770 20,900
15 Kansas
$67,460
$39,970 2,990
16 Washington
$66,490
$43,230 5,510
17 Delaware
$66,490
$38,590 390
18 South Carolina
$66,230
$35,050 2,160
19 Michigan
$65,080
$40,600 6,120
20 Alabama
$64,700
$38,450 3,830
21 Ohio
$64,680
$37,030 10,790
22 New Hampshire
$64,390
$35,840 1,490
23 Nevada
$63,970
$43,720 1,720
24 Pennsylvania
$63,630
$38,650 14,060
25 Illinois
$63,510
$38,640 11,270
26 Virginia
$62,660
$41,670 5,630
27 Arkansas
$62,530
$32,170 1,370
28 Missouri
$62,500
$36,980 7,230
29 Georgia
$62,240
$40,070 9,380
30 Idaho
$62,220
$39,840 900
31 North Carolina
$62,120
$40,330 8,290
32 Vermont
$61,750
$37,040 330
33 Hawaii
$61,550
$40,040 770
34 Wisconsin
$61,410
$37,650 6,410
35 New Mexico
$61,130
$31,820 950
36 Tennessee
$60,960
$36,490 6,770
37 Minnesota
$60,390
$39,900 5,010
38 Indiana
$60,290
$35,640 3,880
39 Wyoming
$60,210
$36,550 160
40 Florida
$59,980
$35,880 20,760
41 Iowa
$59,480
$39,660 2,980
42 South Dakota
$59,350
$39,740 720
43 Arizona
$58,340
$36,410 9,220
44 Maine
$57,380
$39,210 1,530
45 Nebraska
$57,140
$35,310 2,510
46 Utah
$56,780
$31,650 1,910
47 West Virginia
$56,630
$27,320 1,260
48 Oklahoma
$56,400
$40,400 3,490
49 Kentucky
$50,720
$34,610 3,780
50 Montana
$49,210
$28,360 1,300
51 North Dakota
$48,570
$28,620 710
52 Guam
$40,960
$23,030 90
53 Puerto Rico
$36,080
$21,620 2,240
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