Claims Adjusters, Examiner, and Investigators Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare claims adjusters, examiner, and investigators salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,540
25th Percentile Wage
$40,380
50th Percentile Wage
$51,490
75th Percentile Wage
$69,710
90th Percentile Wage
$87,500

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators is $87,500. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators is $33,540.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,490
-1.81% 1.38%
2016
$52,420
-5.89% -
2015
$55,510
4.74% -
2014
$52,880
2.53% -
2013
$51,540
1.47% -
2012
$50,780
- -

Compare Claims Adjusters, Examiner, and Investigators Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in 19 industries in the health care and social assistance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for claims adjusters, examiner, and investigators occupations is the home health care services industry with an annual salary $75,840. The lowest paying industry is the psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals industry (annual salary $30,760). For detailed claims adjusters, examiner, and investigators salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Home Health Care Services
$75,840
Hospitals - State government owned
$59,240
Hospitals - Privately owned
$56,620
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$56,420
Social Assistance
$56,390
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$56,050
Offices of Physicians
$55,000
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$55,000
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$54,580
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$50,100
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$48,880
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$48,570
Outpatient Care Centers
$47,330
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$45,260
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$45,000
Hospitals - Local government owned
$43,730
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$43,730
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$35,790
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$30,760

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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