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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerk Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,750
25th Percentile Wage
$32,230
50th Percentile Wage
$38,790
75th Percentile Wage
$48,340
90th Percentile Wage
$59,340

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 $59,340. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,750. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 121% 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 insurance claims and policy processing clerks from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$38,790
0.93% 7.97%
2016
$38,430
2.34% -
2015
$37,530
2.10% -
2014
$36,740
1.39% -
2013
$36,230
1.46% -
2012
$35,700
- -

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

The average salaries of insurance claims and policy processing clerks 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 insurance claims and policy processing clerks occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $46,050. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $24,110).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$46,050
Construction
$42,570
Manufacturing
$42,200
Transportation and Warehousing
$41,360
Retail Trade
$40,400
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$39,250
Finance and Insurance
$38,970
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$37,390
Information
$37,330
Wholesale Trade
$37,260
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$37,080
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$37,080
Health Care and Social Assistance
$37,020
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$35,630
Educational Services
$24,110

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 $22,140 to $48,700. The highest paying state for insurance claims and policy processing clerks is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $48,700. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $22,140. 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
District of Columbia
$48,700
Connecticut
$48,150
Colorado
$47,240
New York
$46,780
Massachusetts
$45,750
Maryland
$45,630
New Jersey
$44,580
Washington
$43,510
Illinois
$42,020
Minnesota
$41,990
Rhode Island
$41,460
Oregon
$41,070
North Carolina
$41,020
Pennsylvania
$40,310
Iowa
$39,850
New Hampshire
$39,640
Montana
$39,460
Georgia
$39,400
California
$38,970
Maine
$38,760
Virginia
$38,480
Hawaii
$37,960
Delaware
$37,870
Arizona
$37,840
Utah
$37,780
North Dakota
$37,690
Ohio
$37,670
Wisconsin
$37,630
Nebraska
$37,450
Texas
$37,380
Michigan
$37,340
Vermont
$36,990
Indiana
$36,930
Oklahoma
$36,810
Nevada
$36,500
Missouri
$36,430
Idaho
$35,770
Tennessee
$35,450
Florida
$35,340
Kansas
$35,190
South Carolina
$35,110
Wyoming
$34,760
Alabama
$34,410
Louisiana
$33,640
Arkansas
$32,680
West Virginia
$32,270
New Mexico
$31,840
Mississippi
$31,530
Virgin Islands
$31,470
Kentucky
$31,460
Alaska
$31,380
South Dakota
$30,750
Guam
$24,610
Puerto Rico
$22,140



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