Claims Adjusters, Examiner, and Investigators Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators among North Carolina 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 North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,330
25th Percentile Wage
$48,620
50th Percentile Wage
$62,120
75th Percentile Wage
$76,220
90th Percentile Wage
$90,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $90,580. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,330.

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
$62,120
1.18% 4.89%
2016
$61,390
0.49% -
2015
$61,090
-0.67% -
2014
$61,500
3.90% -
2013
$59,100
0.03% -
2012
$59,080
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in state of North Carolina ranges from $48,590 to $71,360. The highest paying area for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in North Carolina is Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton with a median annual salary of $71,360. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Rocky Mount (mean annual salary $66,110). The lowest paying area is Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $48,590.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$71,360
Rocky Mount
$66,110
Asheville
$65,600
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$64,510
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$64,370
Fayetteville
$62,620
Wilmington
$62,100
Winston-Salem
$61,710
Raleigh-Cary
$61,010
Greenville
$60,210
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$60,210
Durham-Chapel Hill
$56,900
Burlington
$56,550
Goldsboro
$54,860
Greensboro-High Point
$52,230
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$48,590




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