Claims Adjusters, Examiner, and Investigators Salary Information in Wisconsin

The average annual and hourly salaries for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in the state of Wisconsin are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators amongst Wisconsin areas 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 Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,230
25th Percentile Wage
$44,240
50th Percentile Wage
$58,970
75th Percentile Wage
$74,200
90th Percentile Wage
$89,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $89,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,230.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.94
25th Percentile Wage
$21.27
50th Percentile Wage
$28.35
75th Percentile Wage
$35.67
90th Percentile Wage
$43.23

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $43.23. The median hourly salary is $28.35. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.94.

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
201658,970-2.02%8.70%
201560,1605.55%-
201456,8200.97%-
201356,2704.32%-
201253,840--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in state of Wisconsin ranges from $38,640 to $75,740. The highest paying area for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in Wisconsin is La Crosse with a median annual salary of $75,740. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Lake County-Kenosha County (mean annual salary $71,490). The lowest paying area is Eau Claire with a median annual salary of $38,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
La Crosse
$75,740
Lake County-Kenosha County
$71,490
Wausau
$67,620
Racine
$65,420
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$64,940
Sheboygan
$62,750
Appleton
$61,490
Madison
$58,600
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$58,430
Janesville
$58,130
Green Bay
$46,240
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$45,820
Duluth
$44,720
Eau Claire
$38,640


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