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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2023

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 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
Industry profile for Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
Geographic profile for Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks

National estimates for Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
241,650 1.1 % $ 23.81 $ 49,530 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.07 $ 18.66 $ 22.55 $ 27.61 $ 32.87
Annual Wage (2) $ 35,510 $ 38,810 $ 46,900 $ 57,420 $ 68,370


Industry profile for Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 100,400 7.56 $ 23.69 $ 49,270
Insurance Carriers 88,460 7.23 $ 25.00 $ 52,000
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9,180 0.33 $ 23.38 $ 48,620
Offices of Physicians 5,840 0.21 $ 21.15 $ 43,990
Offices of Dentists 4,280 0.42 $ 21.02 $ 43,730

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 100,400 7.56 $ 23.69 $ 49,270
Insurance Carriers 88,460 7.23 $ 25.00 $ 52,000
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 590 5.18 $ 24.39 $ 50,730
Offices of Dentists 4,280 0.42 $ 21.02 $ 43,730
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9,180 0.33 $ 23.38 $ 48,620

Top paying industries for Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Residential Building Construction 80 0.01 $ 31.46 $ 65,430
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 140 0.03 $ 30.77 $ 64,000
Local Government, excluding Schools and Hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,300 0.02 $ 29.12 $ 60,560
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 300 0.16 $ 28.82 $ 59,950
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 220 0.01 $ 28.32 $ 58,900


Geographic profile for Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of insurance claims and policy processing clerks by state, May 2023


States with the highest employment level in Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 31,690 2.34 1.47 $ 25.50 $ 53,030
California 24,390 1.36 0.85 $ 24.81 $ 51,600
Florida 19,810 2.07 1.30 $ 22.72 $ 47,260
Ohio 14,870 2.72 1.71 $ 23.96 $ 49,830
Tennessee 10,840 3.37 2.12 $ 21.31 $ 44,320


Map of location quotient of insurance claims and policy processing clerks by state, May 2023


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tennessee 10,840 3.37 2.12 $ 21.31 $ 44,320
Ohio 14,870 2.72 1.71 $ 23.96 $ 49,830
South Dakota 1,100 2.48 1.56 $ 19.31 $ 40,160
Texas 31,690 2.34 1.47 $ 25.50 $ 53,030
Maine 1,420 2.28 1.43 $ 23.64 $ 49,170


Map of annual mean wages of insurance claims and policy processing clerks by state, May 2023


Top paying states for Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $ 33.74 $ 70,180
Washington 3,140 0.90 0.56 $ 28.28 $ 58,820
New Hampshire 1,340 1.99 1.25 $ 27.84 $ 57,900
New York 6,770 0.72 0.45 $ 27.70 $ 57,620
Rhode Island 550 1.13 0.71 $ 27.59 $ 57,380



Map of employment of insurance claims and policy processing clerks by area, May 2023


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 10,650 2.69 1.69 $ 28.04 $ 58,320
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,220 0.76 0.48 $ 28.45 $ 59,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,650 1.08 0.68 $ 24.69 $ 51,360
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 6,630 2.35 1.48 $ 23.03 $ 47,900
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,380 1.42 0.89 $ 25.41 $ 52,860
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,440 1.71 1.07 $ 22.42 $ 46,630
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 4,840 4.44 2.79 $ 26.92 $ 55,990
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 4,550 3.22 2.02 $ 23.08 $ 48,000
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,520 1.98 1.24 $ 22.47 $ 46,740
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 4,310 4.01 2.52 $ 22.21 $ 46,190


Map of location quotient of insurance claims and policy processing clerks by area, May 2023


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 670 5.42 3.40 $ 26.34 $ 54,780
Danville, IL 120 4.81 3.02 $ 18.64 $ 38,780
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 960 4.53 2.85 $ 20.49 $ 42,610
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 4,840 4.44 2.79 $ 26.92 $ 55,990
Chattanooga, TN-GA 1,120 4.29 2.69 $ 22.87 $ 47,570
Columbia, SC 1,610 4.22 2.65 $ 21.49 $ 44,700
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 4,310 4.01 2.52 $ 22.21 $ 46,190
Wausau, WI 270 3.90 2.45 $ 23.17 $ 48,200
Portland-South Portland, ME 790 3.80 2.39 $ 24.31 $ 50,570
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 1,460 3.80 2.39 $ 23.04 $ 47,930