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Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiner, and Investigators Salary Information

The salary statistics of claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiner, and Investigators Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,840
25th Percentile Wage
$48,270
50th Percentile Wage
$63,670
75th Percentile Wage
$78,950
90th Percentile Wage
$95,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators is $95,720. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $63,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,840. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 152% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201663,6700.96%6.00%
201563,0601.21%-
201462,3001.73%-
201361,2202.24%-
201259,850--

Table 2. Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiner, and Investigators Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators in 15 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $73,850. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $44,170).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$73,850
Federal, State, and Local Government
$70,670
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$65,610
Finance and Insurance
$62,040
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$61,750
Wholesale Trade
$60,990
Construction
$60,210
Information
$59,380
Educational Services
$59,160
Transportation and Warehousing
$56,970
Manufacturing
$56,560
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$56,060
Health Care and Social Assistance
$52,420
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$51,660
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$44,170



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