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 metropolitan 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 Michigan

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,600
25th Percentile Wage
$51,630
50th Percentile Wage
$65,080
75th Percentile Wage
$78,920
90th Percentile Wage
$93,730

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 $93,730. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,600.

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
$65,080
0.94% 4.10%
2016
$64,470
4.56% -
2015
$61,530
7.26% -
2014
$57,060
-6.19% -
2013
$60,590
-3.00% -
2012
$62,410
- -

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 $39,560 to $89,810. The highest paying area for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in Michigan is Flint with a median annual salary of $89,810. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Kalamazoo-Portage (mean annual salary $76,270). The lowest paying area is Bay City with a median annual salary of $39,560.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Flint
$89,810
Kalamazoo-Portage
$76,270
Ann Arbor
$75,700
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$72,240
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$70,700
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$68,240
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$68,230
Lansing-East Lansing
$64,860
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$64,720
South Bend-Mishawaka
$62,210
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$61,670
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$61,090
Jackson
$60,600
Muskegon-Norton Shores
$59,240
Niles-Benton Harbor
$57,840
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$55,840
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$51,950
Bay City
$39,560




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