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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

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)
240,740 2.0 % $ 21.67 $ 45,070 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.17 $ 16.85 $ 20.22 $ 25.07 $ 30.99
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,480 $ 35,050 $ 42,050 $ 52,150 $ 64,460


Industry profile for Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks: Top

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)
Insurance Carriers 102,400 8.49 $ 22.14 $ 46,050
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 98,270 8.24 $ 21.62 $ 44,970
Management of Companies and Enterprises 7,420 0.31 $ 21.90 $ 45,550
Offices of Physicians 4,190 0.16 $ 18.78 $ 39,060
Office Administrative Services 3,290 0.66 $ 20.50 $ 42,650

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)
Insurance Carriers 102,400 8.49 $ 22.14 $ 46,050
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 98,270 8.24 $ 21.62 $ 44,970
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 160 2.23 $ 22.25 $ 46,270
Office Administrative Services 3,290 0.66 $ 20.50 $ 42,650
Management of Companies and Enterprises 7,420 0.31 $ 21.90 $ 45,550

Top paying industries for Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 30 0.01 $ 32.03 $ 66,620
Postal Service (federal government) 30 0.01 $ 29.52 $ 61,410
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 450 0.05 $ 27.57 $ 57,350
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 180 0.04 $ 24.21 $ 50,350
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 90 0.04 $ 23.93 $ 49,770


Geographic profile for Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks: Top

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.





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)
California 31,840 1.94 1.12 $ 23.70 $ 49,290
Texas 27,070 2.24 1.29 $ 20.41 $ 42,440
Florida 14,050 1.66 0.96 $ 20.22 $ 42,070
Illinois 10,960 1.95 1.13 $ 21.64 $ 45,010
Pennsylvania 10,280 1.87 1.08 $ 23.44 $ 48,750




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)
Nebraska 4,600 4.88 2.82 $ 19.18 $ 39,890
Iowa 5,070 3.45 1.99 $ 20.62 $ 42,890
Wyoming 740 2.84 1.64 $ 17.36 $ 36,120
Missouri 6,990 2.60 1.50 $ 21.00 $ 43,670
Minnesota 6,960 2.57 1.48 $ 22.92 $ 47,680




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)
Connecticut 3,500 2.27 1.31 $ 28.17 $ 58,600
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $ 28.12 $ 58,500
Alaska 190 0.65 0.38 $ 27.54 $ 57,280
New York 8,190 0.94 0.54 $ 25.44 $ 52,910
Washington 3,620 1.13 0.65 $ 25.04 $ 52,080





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 12,750 2.19 1.26 $ 23.77 $ 49,440
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 10,420 2.91 1.68 $ 20.93 $ 43,540
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 8,410 0.95 0.55 $ 26.92 $ 55,990
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 8,380 1.92 1.11 $ 22.59 $ 46,980
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 6,300 2.39 1.38 $ 22.62 $ 47,050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6,010 3.25 1.88 $ 23.14 $ 48,130
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 5,760 5.73 3.31 $ 20.11 $ 41,830
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,580 2.64 1.53 $ 21.28 $ 44,270
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 5,380 1.99 1.15 $ 23.30 $ 48,450
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,370 1.47 0.85 $ 20.06 $ 41,720




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)
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 650 8.99 5.20 $ 16.48 $ 34,290
Cheyenne, WY 370 8.31 4.80 $ 17.67 $ 36,740
Carbondale-Marion, IL 390 7.79 4.50 $ 14.59 $ 30,350
Danville, IL 200 7.76 4.48 $ 16.13 $ 33,550
Eau Claire, WI 600 7.56 4.37 $ 15.64 $ 32,530
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 2,520 7.10 4.10 $ 21.42 $ 44,550
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 730 6.71 3.88 $ 25.23 $ 52,480
Wausau, WI 450 6.60 3.81 $ 20.48 $ 42,590
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 2,950 6.24 3.61 $ 18.69 $ 38,880
Cedar Rapids, IA 820 5.97 3.45 $ 18.14 $ 37,740




Top paying metropolitan areas for Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 2,370 4.32 2.49 $ 29.16 $ 60,640
Anchorage, AK 140 0.87 0.50 $ 28.97 $ 60,250
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,300 1.41 0.82 $ 28.07 $ 58,390
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 910 0.82 0.47 $ 27.31 $ 56,800
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 8,410 0.95 0.55 $ 26.92 $ 55,990
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,690 1.16 0.67 $ 26.80 $ 55,740
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $ 26.48 $ 55,080
Barnstable Town, MA 80 0.88 0.51 $ 26.04 $ 54,170
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,040 1.04 0.60 $ 25.92 $ 53,910
Springfield, MA-CT 440 1.44 0.83 $ 25.47 $ 52,970

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 420 2.21 1.28 $ 19.63 $ 40,830
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 400 4.37 2.52 $ 22.21 $ 46,190
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 300 1.64 0.95 $ 21.37 $ 44,440
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 260 1.64 0.95 $ 18.00 $ 37,450
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 230 0.86 0.50 $ 16.59 $ 34,510

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 400 4.37 2.52 $ 22.21 $ 46,190
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 220 2.23 1.29 $ 22.05 $ 45,860
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 420 2.21 1.28 $ 19.63 $ 40,830
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 200 2.02 1.17 $ 19.77 $ 41,120
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 160 1.71 0.99 $ 15.43 $ 32,100

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 24.90 $ 51,790
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 60 0.77 0.45 $ 24.69 $ 51,360
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 80 0.83 0.48 $ 23.66 $ 49,220
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 0.23 $ 23.64 $ 49,170
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.92 0.53 $ 23.15 $ 48,150


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021