Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
266,280 1.3 % $30.53 $63,500 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.07 $22.65 $29.91 $36.94 $44.53
Annual Wage (2) $37,580 $47,120 $62,220 $76,840 $92,620


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 118,920 10.22 $30.10 $62,610
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 70,000 7.07 $30.00 $62,400
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 43,220 2.19 $33.80 $70,300
State Government (OES Designation) 9,500 0.44 $27.60 $57,410
Management of Companies and Enterprises 8,240 0.37 $30.57 $63,580

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 118,920 10.22 $30.10 $62,610
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 70,000 7.07 $30.00 $62,400
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 43,220 2.19 $33.80 $70,300
Office Administrative Services 2,080 0.46 $32.08 $66,730
State Government (OES Designation) 9,500 0.44 $27.60 $57,410

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) $43.33 $90,120
Natural Gas Distribution 70 0.07 $39.27 $81,680
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 130 0.03 $35.10 $73,020
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 43,220 2.19 $33.80 $70,300
Rail Transportation 290 0.13 $33.70 $70,090


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 27,220 1.80 0.91 $32.64 $67,900
New York 20,860 2.37 1.20 $32.60 $67,800
Florida 20,600 2.69 1.36 $28.25 $58,760
Texas 16,770 1.49 0.76 $31.57 $65,680
Illinois 14,810 2.57 1.30 $30.69 $63,830



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 9,730 2.93 1.49 $32.61 $67,830
Maine 1,690 2.88 1.46 $29.67 $61,710
New Jersey 10,830 2.80 1.42 $33.76 $70,230
Missouri 7,360 2.75 1.40 $30.28 $62,980
Florida 20,600 2.69 1.36 $28.25 $58,760



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 550 0.81 0.41 $38.42 $79,900
Connecticut 4,310 2.62 1.33 $34.82 $72,420
New Jersey 10,830 2.80 1.42 $33.76 $70,230
Alaska 260 0.80 0.41 $33.71 $70,120
Maryland 6,100 2.39 1.21 $33.14 $68,930




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 10,340 1.92 0.97 $36.13 $75,140
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 10,130 2.70 1.37 $31.49 $65,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,000 1.73 0.88 $31.99 $66,550
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 6,660 3.58 1.82 $30.67 $63,790
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 6,490 2.72 1.38 $30.52 $63,490
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 6,110 2.73 1.38 $31.35 $65,210
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 5,860 3.26 1.66 $33.11 $68,860
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 5,530 4.68 2.38 $27.82 $57,870
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 5,380 2.95 1.49 $28.71 $59,720
St. Louis, MO-IL 4,530 3.47 1.76 $29.21 $60,760



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)
Macon, GA 1,140 11.92 6.05 $26.42 $54,940
Olympia, WA 900 9.16 4.65 $26.99 $56,130
Great Falls, MT 320 9.16 4.65 $17.35 $36,080
Rochester-Dover, NH-ME 400 7.24 3.68 $32.43 $67,450
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 2,050 6.62 3.36 $29.08 $60,480
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 1,270 6.36 3.23 $29.90 $62,200
Worcester, MA-CT 1,570 6.27 3.18 $32.74 $68,110
Waco, TX 610 5.91 3.00 $30.69 $63,830
Florence, SC 450 5.49 2.79 $13.89 $28,890
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 1,780 5.18 2.63 $25.90 $53,870