Claims Adjusters, Examiner, and Investigators Salary Information in Minnesota

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,940
25th Percentile Wage
$44,870
50th Percentile Wage
$58,630
75th Percentile Wage
$74,190
90th Percentile Wage
$87,350

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $87,350. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,940.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.23
25th Percentile Wage
$21.57
50th Percentile Wage
$28.19
75th Percentile Wage
$35.67
90th Percentile Wage
$42.00

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $42.00. The median hourly salary is $28.19. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.23.

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
201658,630-6.92%1.57%
201562,6901.66%-
201461,650-1.88%-
201362,8108.12%-
201257,710--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in state of Minnesota ranges from $49,540 to $73,320. The highest paying area for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in Minnesota is St Cloud with a median annual salary of $73,320. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $73,050). The lowest paying area is Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,540.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
St Cloud
$73,320
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$73,050
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$66,730
Rochester
$65,180
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$49,540


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