Claims Adjusters, Examiner, and Investigators Salary Information in West Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in the state of West Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators among West Virginia metropolitan 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 West Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,310
25th Percentile Wage
$36,620
50th Percentile Wage
$55,720
75th Percentile Wage
$73,050
90th Percentile Wage
$85,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $85,210. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,310.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.13
25th Percentile Wage
$17.61
50th Percentile Wage
$26.79
75th Percentile Wage
$35.11
90th Percentile Wage
$40.97

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $40.97. The median hourly salary is $26.79. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.13.

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
201655,720-9.28%11.99%
201560,89017.92%-
201449,980-10.94%-
201355,45011.56%-
201249,040--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in state of West Virginia ranges from $40,520 to $71,110. The highest paying area for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators in West Virginia is Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $71,110. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna (mean annual salary $67,820). The lowest paying area is Charleston with a median annual salary of $40,520.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$71,110
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna
$67,820
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$67,150
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$66,390
Huntington-Ashland
$65,190
Charleston
$40,520


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