Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
263,280 1.2 % $29.58 $61,530 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.76 $22.15 $28.83 $35.87 $43.18
Annual Wage (2) $36,950 $46,080 $59,960 $74,620 $89,810


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 119,680 10.34 $29.26 $60,860
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 65,440 7.28 $28.54 $59,370
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 43,070 2.11 $33.15 $68,950
State Government (OES Designation) 9,870 0.45 $26.77 $55,680
Management of Companies and Enterprises 7,730 0.39 $30.20 $62,810

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 119,680 10.34 $29.26 $60,860
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 65,440 7.28 $28.54 $59,370
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 2,800 6.27 $29.45 $61,250
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 43,070 2.11 $33.15 $68,950
Other Investment Pools and Funds 200 0.50 $27.36 $56,910

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 40 0.04 $38.01 $79,070
Other Financial Investment Activities 310 0.09 $37.86 $78,740
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $37.23 $77,430
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 43,070 2.11 $33.15 $68,950
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 180 0.05 $32.04 $66,640


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 30,340 2.12 1.05 $31.50 $65,520
New York 21,790 2.55 1.26 $31.55 $65,620
Florida 20,360 2.80 1.39 $27.38 $56,960
Texas 19,770 1.87 0.92 $29.87 $62,140
Pennsylvania 13,920 2.49 1.23 $29.83 $62,050




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)
Massachusetts 9,640 3.01 1.49 $29.97 $62,340
Maine 1,710 2.94 1.45 $26.91 $55,980
Nebraska 2,610 2.85 1.41 $25.34 $52,710
Florida 20,360 2.80 1.39 $27.38 $56,960
Oklahoma 3,970 2.60 1.28 $26.00 $54,080




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 610 0.93 0.46 $36.41 $75,730
Connecticut 4,160 2.57 1.27 $33.65 $70,000
Alaska 250 0.78 0.39 $33.29 $69,240
New Jersey 9,010 2.37 1.17 $32.58 $67,770
Nevada 1,310 1.16 0.58 $31.93 $66,400





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 9,620 2.64 1.31 $30.31 $63,050
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,300 1.80 0.89 $34.56 $71,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,320 2.15 1.06 $30.54 $63,520
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,380 3.52 1.74 $29.25 $60,840
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 6,160 5.46 2.70 $26.79 $55,730
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 6,110 3.35 1.66 $31.39 $65,290
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 5,170 4.23 2.09 $31.45 $65,420
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,910 2.87 1.42 $31.28 $65,060
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,780 2.11 1.05 $31.48 $65,480
Baltimore-Towson, MD 4,570 3.63 1.80 $32.19 $66,960




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)
Bloomington-Normal, IL 1,060 12.18 6.03 (8) (8)
Macon, GA 840 8.90 4.41 $26.25 $54,600
Olympia, WA 750 7.96 3.94 $25.43 $52,890
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 1,310 6.73 3.33 $26.47 $55,060
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 2,170 6.70 3.32 $25.12 $52,240
Utica-Rome, NY 770 6.30 3.12 $24.24 $50,420
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 1,890 6.15 3.04 $27.20 $56,570
Waco, TX 600 5.96 2.95 $27.44 $57,070
Manchester, NH 600 5.93 2.93 $27.12 $56,410
Wausau, WI 360 5.65 2.80 $26.74 $55,630