Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks

Process new insurance policies, modifications to existing policies, and claims forms. Obtain information from policyholders to verify the accuracy and completeness of information on claims forms, applications and related documents, and company records. Update existing policies and company records to reflect changes requested by policyholders and insurance company representatives. Excludes "Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators" (13-1031).


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)
262,910 2.0 % $19.02 $39,560 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.42 $14.72 $18.04 $22.43 $27.60
Annual Wage (2) $25,830 $30,630 $37,530 $46,650 $57,400


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 118,780 10.23 $19.31 $40,170
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 105,340 9.98 $18.70 $38,890
Employment Services 6,740 0.19 $17.97 $37,370
Management of Companies and Enterprises 6,220 0.28 $18.84 $39,190
Office Administrative Services 2,530 0.55 $18.58 $38,640

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 118,780 10.23 $19.31 $40,170
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 105,340 9.98 $18.70 $38,890
Office Administrative Services 2,530 0.55 $18.58 $38,640
Management of Companies and Enterprises 6,220 0.28 $18.84 $39,190
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 1,430 0.24 $19.04 $39,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 30 (7) $30.15 $62,710
Postal Service 50 0.01 $27.33 $56,850
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation (8) (8) $22.10 $45,970
Activities Related to Real Estate (8) (8) $21.43 $44,570
Home Health Care Services 80 0.01 $21.28 $44,260


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 39,390 2.54 1.33 $19.99 $41,570
Texas 30,600 2.64 1.39 $18.59 $38,670
Ohio 17,730 3.36 1.76 $17.98 $37,400
Florida 16,980 2.14 1.12 $17.22 $35,810
Illinois 10,960 1.87 0.98 $18.69 $38,870



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)
Ohio 17,730 3.36 1.76 $17.98 $37,400
Connecticut 4,590 2.76 1.45 $23.25 $48,350
Maine 1,590 2.70 1.41 $17.70 $36,810
Texas 30,600 2.64 1.39 $18.59 $38,670
Nebraska 2,520 2.64 1.39 $18.18 $37,810



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 360 0.53 0.28 $24.70 $51,370
Connecticut 4,590 2.76 1.45 $23.25 $48,350
New York 10,570 1.18 0.62 $22.16 $46,080
Colorado 1,650 0.67 0.35 $22.13 $46,040
Alaska 180 0.54 0.28 $21.57 $44,860




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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 11,380 4.89 2.56 $18.21 $37,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 11,050 2.69 1.41 $19.78 $41,140
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 6,300 1.76 0.93 $19.20 $39,940
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 6,300 2.54 1.33 $18.75 $38,990
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,250 0.97 0.51 $23.82 $49,550
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,430 1.85 0.97 $19.47 $40,510
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,220 2.78 1.46 $17.81 $37,030
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 4,190 2.75 1.44 $20.52 $42,690
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 4,060 4.64 2.44 $20.57 $42,780
Columbus, OH 4,020 4.00 2.10 $19.25 $40,040



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, IL 1,250 13.09 6.86 $17.66 $36,730
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 510 6.95 3.64 $15.22 $31,650
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 1,390 6.72 3.52 (8) (8)
Waco, TX 720 6.60 3.46 $20.05 $41,710
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 650 6.42 3.37 $22.35 $46,490
Roanoke, VA 920 6.06 3.18 $18.95 $39,410
Worcester, MA-CT 1,630 5.97 3.13 $18.99 $39,490
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 1,820 5.81 3.05 $18.42 $38,320
Akron, OH 1,890 5.80 3.04 $16.53 $34,390
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 1,890 5.48 2.88 $18.90 $39,310