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Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerk Salary Information

The salary statistics of insurance claims and policy processing clerks are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of insurance claims and policy processing clerks within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The insurance claims and policy processing clerks 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. Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerk Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,510
25th Percentile Wage
$31,700
50th Percentile Wage
$38,430
75th Percentile Wage
$48,000
90th Percentile Wage
$59,310

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for insurance claims and policy processing clerks. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) insurance claims and policy processing clerks is $59,310. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,510. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 123% 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 insurance claims and policy processing clerks from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201638,4302.34%7.10%
201537,5302.10%-
201436,7401.39%-
201336,2301.46%-
201235,700--

Table 2. Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerk Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of insurance claims and policy processing clerks in 13 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 insurance claims and policy processing clerks occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $44,480. The lowest paying sector is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector (annual salary $35,060).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$44,480
Retail Trade
$41,420
Manufacturing
$39,370
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$38,990
Transportation and Warehousing
$38,910
Finance and Insurance
$38,580
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$38,290
Educational Services
$37,810
Health Care and Social Assistance
$37,350
Wholesale Trade
$36,830
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$36,790
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$35,940
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$35,060

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks by States

From the above tables we note that not only insurance claims and policy processing clerks 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 insurance claims and policy processing clerks in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $22,290 to $48,050. The highest paying state for insurance claims and policy processing clerks is Connecticut with a median annual salary of $48,050. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $22,290. For more salary information of insurance claims and policy processing clerks profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Connecticut
$48,050
Colorado
$47,080
New York
$45,500
Massachusetts
$44,590
Maryland
$44,570
New Jersey
$43,550
Washington
$42,000
Illinois
$41,140
Rhode Island
$40,460
North Carolina
$40,290
Missouri
$40,240
California
$40,120
Pennsylvania
$39,750
Alaska
$39,700
Minnesota
$39,500
Montana
$39,350
Michigan
$39,260
Hawaii
$39,120
Oregon
$38,820
New Hampshire
$38,440
Iowa
$38,360
Maine
$38,080
Delaware
$38,040
Louisiana
$37,780
Nebraska
$37,610
Texas
$37,190
Ohio
$37,060
North Dakota
$36,980
Utah
$36,970
Arizona
$36,920
Georgia
$36,700
Wisconsin
$36,700
Idaho
$36,150
Vermont
$36,110
Indiana
$36,040
Nevada
$35,960
Tennessee
$35,920
Florida
$35,730
Virginia
$35,420
Kansas
$34,560
Wyoming
$34,430
Kentucky
$33,900
Oklahoma
$33,590
Virgin Islands
$33,570
Alabama
$33,450
Arkansas
$32,300
South Carolina
$32,050
West Virginia
$30,620
South Dakota
$30,460
New Mexico
$30,380
Mississippi
$29,200
Guam
$24,160
Puerto Rico
$22,290



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