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
$34,150
25th Percentile Wage
$41,000
50th Percentile Wage
$52,420
75th Percentile Wage
$72,070
90th Percentile Wage
$91,700

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 $91,700. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators is $34,150.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart 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 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201652,420-5.89%3.13%
201555,5104.74%-
201452,8802.53%-
201351,5401.47%-
201250,780--

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 15 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 hospitals - state government owned industry with an annual salary $59,240. 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
Hospitals - State government owned
$59,240
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$56,050
Hospitals - Privately owned
$55,450
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$55,300
Offices of Physicians
$53,980
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$53,910
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$53,620
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$52,200
Social Assistance
$50,530
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$48,880
Outpatient Care Centers
$48,690
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$45,260
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$45,000
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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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