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Claims Adjusters, Examiner, and Investigators Salary Information

The salary statistics of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,930
25th Percentile Wage
$49,040
50th Percentile Wage
$64,900
75th Percentile Wage
$80,010
90th Percentile Wage
$97,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators is $97,080. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $64,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,930. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 149% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$64,900
1.88% 7.61%
2016
$63,680
1.10% -
2015
$62,980
1.21% -
2014
$62,220
1.66% -
2013
$61,190
2.01% -
2012
$59,960
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Table 2. Claims Adjusters, Examiner, and Investigators Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in 16 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, examiners, and investigators occupations is the information sector with an annual salary $77,640. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $45,170).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Information
$77,640
Utilities
$74,960
Federal, State, and Local Government
$72,230
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$67,100
Construction
$65,970
Educational Services
$64,640
Finance and Insurance
$63,240
Wholesale Trade
$62,220
Transportation and Warehousing
$61,850
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$61,800
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$59,920
Manufacturing
$59,710
Health Care and Social Assistance
$51,490
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$50,720
Retail Trade
$46,560
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$45,170

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators by States

From the above tables we note that not only claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $36,080 to $73,810. The highest paying state for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $73,810. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $36,080. For more salary information of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New Jersey
$73,810
Massachusetts
$72,780
Colorado
$72,590
Alaska
$72,560
Connecticut
$72,080
California
$70,040
District of Columbia
$69,780
Maryland
$68,730
Rhode Island
$68,530
Louisiana
$68,240
New York
$68,240
Oregon
$68,210
Mississippi
$67,700
Texas
$67,510
Kansas
$67,460
Washington
$66,490
Delaware
$66,490
South Carolina
$66,230
Michigan
$65,080
Alabama
$64,700
Ohio
$64,680
New Hampshire
$64,390
Nevada
$63,970
Pennsylvania
$63,630
Illinois
$63,510
Virginia
$62,660
Arkansas
$62,530
Missouri
$62,500
Georgia
$62,240
Idaho
$62,220
North Carolina
$62,120
Vermont
$61,750
Hawaii
$61,550
Wisconsin
$61,410
New Mexico
$61,130
Tennessee
$60,960
Minnesota
$60,390
Indiana
$60,290
Wyoming
$60,210
Florida
$59,980
Iowa
$59,480
South Dakota
$59,350
Arizona
$58,340
Maine
$57,380
Nebraska
$57,140
Utah
$56,780
West Virginia
$56,630
Oklahoma
$56,400
Kentucky
$50,720
Montana
$49,210
North Dakota
$48,570
Guam
$40,960
Puerto Rico
$36,080



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