Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators

Review settled claims to determine that payments and settlements are made in accordance with company practices and procedures. Confer with legal counsel on claims requiring litigation. May also settle insurance claims. Excludes "Fire Inspectors and Investigators" (33-2021).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
263,810 1.2 % $29.38 $61,110 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.45 $21.82 $28.52 $35.68 $43.07
Annual Wage (2) $36,310 $45,390 $59,320 $74,210 $89,590


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 120,720 10.39 $29.07 $60,470
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 63,930 7.30 $28.65 $59,590
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 43,980 2.13 $32.68 $67,980
State Government (OES Designation) 10,900 0.48 $26.43 $54,980
Management of Companies and Enterprises 6,710 0.35 $29.15 $60,620

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 120,720 10.39 $29.07 $60,470
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 63,930 7.30 $28.65 $59,590
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 3,090 7.06 $28.79 $59,880
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 43,980 2.13 $32.68 $67,980
State Government (OES Designation) 10,900 0.48 $26.43 $54,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Software Publishers 80 0.03 $39.14 $81,400
Natural Gas Distribution 50 0.05 $34.21 $71,150
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 43,980 2.13 $32.68 $67,980
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,060 0.04 $32.15 $66,870
Other Financial Investment Activities 330 0.10 $31.37 $65,240


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 29,860 2.13 1.03 $31.33 $65,170
Texas 21,180 2.06 1.00 $28.95 $60,220
New York 21,120 2.51 1.22 $31.45 $65,420
Florida 17,250 2.41 1.17 $26.72 $55,580
Pennsylvania 14,650 2.64 1.28 $29.55 $61,460




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 1,810 3.14 1.53 $27.78 $57,790
Nebraska 2,770 3.06 1.49 $25.01 $52,030
Connecticut 4,790 2.98 1.45 $32.40 $67,400
Oklahoma 4,140 2.76 1.34 $25.82 $53,710
Maryland 6,750 2.72 1.32 $30.84 $64,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 4,370 2.37 1.15 $37.50 $78,000
District of Columbia 700 1.09 0.53 $34.17 $71,080
Alaska 250 0.79 0.38 $32.65 $67,920
New Jersey 8,740 2.32 1.13 $32.49 $67,580
Connecticut 4,790 2.98 1.45 $32.40 $67,400





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 10,060 2.81 1.36 $28.97 $60,260
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,780 1.93 0.94 $33.66 $70,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,720 2.02 0.98 $30.58 $63,600
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,290 3.57 1.73 $28.64 $59,580
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 6,990 3.85 1.87 $31.24 $64,970
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 5,050 4.59 2.23 $26.83 $55,810
Baltimore-Towson, MD 5,010 4.00 1.95 $32.56 $67,730
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,800 1.88 0.91 $32.02 $66,600
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,550 2.72 1.32 $30.58 $63,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,470 2.01 0.98 $29.32 $60,980




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Worcester, MA-CT 2,340 9.75 4.74 $27.44 $57,070
Olympia, WA 820 8.67 4.22 $25.65 $53,360
Macon, GA 740 8.10 3.94 $25.83 $53,730
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 1,330 6.91 3.36 $27.93 $58,100
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 2,160 6.80 3.31 $24.69 $51,360
Waco, TX 650 6.54 3.18 $27.04 $56,250
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 1,890 6.18 3.00 $25.45 $52,940
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 2,550 6.01 2.92 $29.04 $60,400
Wausau, WI 370 5.78 2.81 $27.41 $57,020
Manchester, NH 570 5.69 2.77 $29.67 $61,710