Claims Adjusters, Examiner, and Investigators Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators among Washington cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,350
25th Percentile Wage
$52,300
50th Percentile Wage
$65,450
75th Percentile Wage
$83,520
90th Percentile Wage
$98,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,840. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,350.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.36
25th Percentile Wage
$25.14
50th Percentile Wage
$31.47
75th Percentile Wage
$40.15
90th Percentile Wage
$47.52

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $47.52. The median hourly salary is $31.47. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.36.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201665,4504.51%8.02%
201562,500-0.98%-
201463,1101.96%-
201361,8702.70%-
201260,200--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in state of Washington ranges from $56,310 to $73,890. The highest paying area for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $73,890. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $72,570). The lowest paying area is Spokane with a median annual salary of $56,310.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$73,890
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$72,570
Bremerton-Silverdale
$71,780
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$70,870
Tacoma
$64,320
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$62,640
Yakima
$62,480
Olympia
$58,010
Spokane
$56,310



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