Claims Adjusters, Examiner, and Investigators Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators amongst Iowa areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,660
25th Percentile Wage
$46,700
50th Percentile Wage
$59,480
75th Percentile Wage
$74,680
90th Percentile Wage
$87,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $87,580. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,660.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$59,480
4.09% 16.51%
2016
$57,050
5.07% -
2015
$54,160
5.63% -
2014
$51,110
2.23% -
2013
$49,970
0.62% -
2012
$49,660
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in state of Iowa ranges from $45,940 to $74,900. The highest paying area for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in Iowa is Dubuque with a median annual salary of $74,900. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $72,110). The lowest paying area is Iowa City with a median annual salary of $45,940.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Dubuque
$74,900
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$72,110
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$72,070
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$70,810
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$70,540
Ames
$62,220
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$57,640
Cedar Rapids
$51,140
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$48,690
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$47,310
Iowa City
$45,940




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