Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
236,160 1.8 % $18.27 $38,010 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.21 $14.30 $17.42 $21.39 $26.05
Annual Wage (2) $25,400 $29,750 $36,230 $44,490 $54,190


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 116,580 9.92 $18.79 $39,070
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 90,640 9.71 $17.65 $36,700
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5,110 0.24 $18.54 $38,550
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,940 0.04 $18.09 $37,630
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 1,830 0.21 $17.26 $35,910

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 116,580 9.92 $18.79 $39,070
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 90,640 9.71 $17.65 $36,700
Office Administrative Services 1,290 0.30 $16.82 $34,990
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5,110 0.24 $18.54 $38,550
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 1,830 0.21 $17.26 $35,910

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 60 0.01 $25.91 $53,890
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation (8) (8) $21.18 $44,050
Local Government (OES Designation) 330 0.01 $20.99 $43,660
Other Financial Investment Activities 220 0.05 $20.94 $43,560
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 60 0.01 $20.40 $42,440


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 30,010 2.04 1.15 $19.50 $40,550
Texas 23,530 2.16 1.21 $17.48 $36,370
Florida 18,120 2.43 1.36 $16.19 $33,680
Ohio 15,060 2.94 1.65 $17.46 $36,310
Pennsylvania 12,150 2.16 1.21 $19.19 $39,920




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)
Nebraska 3,260 3.51 1.97 $17.45 $36,290
Ohio 15,060 2.94 1.65 $17.46 $36,310
South Dakota 1,150 2.86 1.61 $13.69 $28,480
Rhode Island 1,240 2.72 1.52 $18.05 $37,540
Iowa 3,840 2.57 1.45 $17.54 $36,480




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 140 0.43 0.24 $26.10 $54,290
District of Columbia 160 0.24 0.14 $23.96 $49,830
Connecticut 3,740 2.29 1.29 $21.78 $45,310
Massachusetts 6,290 1.93 1.08 $21.38 $44,460
Colorado 2,010 0.88 0.49 $20.67 $42,990





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,620 1.92 1.08 $18.96 $39,430
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 6,640 3.09 1.73 $18.81 $39,120
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 6,630 1.79 1.01 $18.46 $38,390
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 5,010 2.17 1.22 $20.38 $42,390
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,530 0.86 0.49 $20.56 $42,760
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,340 1.58 0.88 $17.93 $37,290
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,130 2.24 1.26 $20.70 $43,050
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 4,080 2.29 1.29 $16.80 $34,930
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,800 2.17 1.22 $23.12 $48,080
Columbus, OH 3,730 3.96 2.22 $17.95 $37,330




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)
Wausau, WI 580 8.83 4.96 $17.40 $36,200
Sherman-Denison, TX 340 8.19 4.60 $15.58 $32,410
Bismarck, ND 470 6.84 3.84 $16.47 $34,250
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 2,250 6.81 3.82 $18.31 $38,090
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 1,940 6.33 3.55 $19.36 $40,280
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 290 6.20 3.48 $17.31 $36,010
Amarillo, TX 680 6.18 3.47 $16.44 $34,190
Sioux Falls, SD 800 5.63 3.16 $14.35 $29,850
Roanoke, VA 840 5.59 3.14 $18.02 $37,480
Jacksonville, FL 3,070 5.23 2.94 $16.90 $35,160