Claims Adjusters, Examiner, and Investigators Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,880
25th Percentile Wage
$47,570
50th Percentile Wage
$62,540
75th Percentile Wage
$75,040
90th Percentile Wage
$87,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $87,010. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,540. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,880.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.73
25th Percentile Wage
$22.87
50th Percentile Wage
$30.07
75th Percentile Wage
$36.08
90th Percentile Wage
$41.83

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $41.83. The median hourly salary is $30.07. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.73.

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
201662,5406.40%13.03%
201558,5404.73%-
201455,7707.82%-
201351,410-5.80%-
201254,390--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in state of Tennessee ranges from $39,340 to $73,060. The highest paying area for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in Tennessee is Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $73,060. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $71,100). The lowest paying area is Chattanooga with a median annual salary of $39,340.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$73,060
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$71,100
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$69,710
Jackson
$69,130
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$69,120
Memphis
$68,100
Johnson City
$67,080
Knoxville
$63,930
Clarksville
$63,200
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$57,570
Chattanooga
$39,340


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