Claims Adjusters, Examiner, and Investigators Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators among Kentucky cities 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,710
25th Percentile Wage
$38,480
50th Percentile Wage
$50,090
75th Percentile Wage
$69,140
90th Percentile Wage
$84,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $84,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,710.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.21
25th Percentile Wage
$18.50
50th Percentile Wage
$24.08
75th Percentile Wage
$33.24
90th Percentile Wage
$40.67

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $40.67. The median hourly salary is $24.08. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.21.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,090-13.14%-17.75%
201556,670-3.34%-
201458,5600.96%-
201358,000-1.69%-
201258,980--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in state of Kentucky ranges from $46,780 to $77,010. The highest paying area for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in Kentucky is West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $77,010. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $68,880). The lowest paying area is Louisville-Jefferson County with a median annual salary of $46,780.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$77,010
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$68,880
Evansville
$67,160
Lexington-Fayette
$65,060
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$64,680
Elizabethtown
$62,480
Bowling Green
$58,310
Louisville-Jefferson County
$46,780


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