Claims Adjusters, Examiner, and Investigators Salary Information in Michigan

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,850
25th Percentile Wage
$49,280
50th Percentile Wage
$64,470
75th Percentile Wage
$78,920
90th Percentile Wage
$92,700

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $92,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,850.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.16
25th Percentile Wage
$23.69
50th Percentile Wage
$30.99
75th Percentile Wage
$37.94
90th Percentile Wage
$44.57

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $44.57. The median hourly salary is $30.99. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.16.

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
201664,4704.56%3.20%
201561,5307.26%-
201457,060-6.19%-
201360,590-3.00%-
201262,410--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in state of Michigan ranges from $51,950 to $72,580. The highest paying area for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in Michigan is Kalamazoo-Portage with a median annual salary of $72,580. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Ann Arbor (mean annual salary $70,900). The lowest paying area is Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills with a median annual salary of $51,950.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kalamazoo-Portage
$72,580
Ann Arbor
$70,900
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$70,900
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$69,140
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$67,470
Lansing-East Lansing
$65,970
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$64,450
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$61,980
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$61,670
South Bend-Mishawaka
$61,080
Flint
$60,420
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$57,950
Niles-Benton Harbor
$57,840
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$51,950


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