Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
275,500 1.3 % $29.97 $62,340 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.90 $22.37 $29.42 $36.24 $43.55
Annual Wage (2) $37,220 $46,530 $61,190 $75,380 $90,570


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 124,590 10.60 $29.63 $61,640
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 72,500 7.77 $29.29 $60,930
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 42,900 2.14 $33.50 $69,670
State Government (OES Designation) 9,910 0.45 $27.12 $56,420
Management of Companies and Enterprises 8,690 0.41 $30.49 $63,430

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 124,590 10.60 $29.63 $61,640
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 72,500 7.77 $29.29 $60,930
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 42,900 2.14 $33.50 $69,670
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 2,800 0.47 $24.57 $51,100
State Government (OES Designation) 9,910 0.45 $27.12 $56,420

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $41.06 $85,400
Natural Gas Distribution 60 0.06 $37.93 $78,900
Other Financial Investment Activities 640 0.16 $35.34 $73,500
Other Support Services (8) (8) $34.87 $72,540
Vocational Rehabilitation Services (8) (8) $34.86 $72,500


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 30,530 2.07 1.00 $32.05 $66,670
New York 22,410 2.59 1.25 $32.39 $67,370
Florida 20,690 2.78 1.34 $27.48 $57,150
Texas 19,170 1.76 0.85 $30.28 $62,970
Illinois 15,390 2.70 1.30 $29.83 $62,040




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 10,790 3.31 1.59 $30.91 $64,290
Maine 1,750 3.01 1.45 $28.50 $59,270
Florida 20,690 2.78 1.34 $27.48 $57,150
Illinois 15,390 2.70 1.30 $29.83 $62,040
Nebraska 2,490 2.69 1.29 $26.55 $55,220




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 590 0.89 0.43 $37.17 $77,320
Connecticut 4,240 2.59 1.25 $34.51 $71,790
New Jersey 10,100 2.64 1.27 $33.37 $69,410
New York 22,410 2.59 1.25 $32.39 $67,370
California 30,530 2.07 1.00 $32.05 $66,670





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,630 2.03 0.98 $35.88 $74,620
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 10,340 2.79 1.34 $30.39 $63,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,130 2.05 0.98 $31.09 $64,670
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,050 3.28 1.58 $29.81 $62,000
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 7,020 3.82 1.84 $30.89 $64,240
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 6,230 3.56 1.71 $32.09 $66,750
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 5,750 2.49 1.20 $31.37 $65,240
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 5,700 4.95 2.38 $27.00 $56,160
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 5,500 4.45 2.14 $31.63 $65,800
Baltimore-Towson, MD 4,710 3.68 1.77 $32.74 $68,090




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)
Great Falls, MT 310 8.93 4.30 $17.74 $36,890
Olympia, WA 850 8.91 4.29 $26.14 $54,370
Utica-Rome, NY 950 7.76 3.73 $26.30 $54,700
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 1,340 6.79 3.27 $28.57 $59,410
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 2,160 6.53 3.14 $25.14 $52,300
Wausau, WI 410 6.27 3.02 $28.50 $59,280
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 1,860 6.05 2.91 $27.94 $58,120
Waco, TX 620 6.04 2.91 $29.22 $60,780
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 2,360 5.52 2.66 $30.38 $63,180
Syracuse, NY 1,560 5.20 2.50 $29.61 $61,590