Claims Adjusters, Examiner, and Investigators Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,030
25th Percentile Wage
$47,060
50th Percentile Wage
$60,700
75th Percentile Wage
$76,230
90th Percentile Wage
$91,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $91,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,030.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.80
25th Percentile Wage
$22.62
50th Percentile Wage
$29.18
75th Percentile Wage
$36.65
90th Percentile Wage
$44.03

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $44.03. The median hourly salary is $29.18. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.80.

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
201660,7001.63%-0.08%
201559,710-1.00%-
201460,310-0.40%-
201360,550-0.33%-
201260,750--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $48,960 to $75,320. The highest paying area for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $75,320. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Reading (mean annual salary $71,350). The lowest paying area is Johnstown with a median annual salary of $48,960.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$75,320
Reading
$71,350
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$71,110
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$67,150
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$67,030
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$66,800
York-Hanover
$65,480
Philadelphia
$65,330
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$63,560
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$63,210
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$60,540
Altoona
$59,250
Lancaster
$58,740
Pittsburgh
$58,360
Erie
$58,330
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$53,880
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$51,460
Johnstown
$48,960


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