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 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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 $95,760. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $63,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,540. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 155% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in 14 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 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 $44,000).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
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 $34,570 to $80,070. The highest paying state for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $80,070. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $34,570. 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|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New York|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |