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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
287,960 1.4 % $33.15 $68,940 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.76 $24.53 $32.11 $39.93 $48.27
Annual Wage (2) $41,100 $51,030 $66,790 $83,050 $100,400


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 118,380 9.88 $32.73 $68,070
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 90,010 7.60 $33.08 $68,800
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 43,130 2.15 $36.39 $75,690
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 10,370 0.48 $29.17 $60,670
Management of Companies and Enterprises 7,310 0.30 $32.13 $66,830

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 118,380 9.88 $32.73 $68,070
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 90,010 7.60 $33.08 $68,800
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 310 5.10 $34.72 $72,210
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 43,130 2.15 $36.39 $75,690
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 10,370 0.48 $29.17 $60,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 60 0.06 $44.81 $93,210
Social Advocacy Organizations 90 0.04 $39.69 $82,560
Rail Transportation 110 0.05 $39.42 $81,980
Elementary and Secondary Schools 40 (7) $37.40 $77,780
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 43,130 2.15 $36.39 $75,690


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)
Florida 24,880 2.83 1.44 $30.35 $63,140
Texas 22,390 1.80 0.92 $32.47 $67,530
New York 17,930 1.88 0.96 $35.24 $73,300
Pennsylvania 13,440 2.28 1.16 $32.83 $68,290
Ohio 12,560 2.31 1.18 $31.66 $65,850




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)
Arizona 10,930 3.81 1.94 $32.45 $67,500
Maine 1,940 3.17 1.62 $29.80 $61,980
Florida 24,880 2.83 1.44 $30.35 $63,140
Missouri 7,700 2.73 1.39 $33.75 $70,190
Nebraska 2,660 2.71 1.38 $31.01 $64,500




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 3,970 2.39 1.22 $39.59 $82,340
Massachusetts 5,740 1.59 0.81 $39.54 $82,230
New Jersey 10,070 2.46 1.26 $37.92 $78,880
California (8) (8) (8) $37.07 $77,110
District of Columbia 740 1.02 0.52 $36.72 $76,380





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 18,780 1.95 0.99 $37.70 $78,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 11,040 1.77 0.90 $37.67 $78,360
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 10,100 4.76 2.43 $32.68 $67,980
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 9,740 2.08 1.06 $32.07 $66,700
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 8,640 2.36 1.21 $33.06 $68,770
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 7,700 2.68 1.37 $35.88 $74,630
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 7,340 5.49 2.80 $30.95 $64,370
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 6,130 2.32 1.18 $30.92 $64,300
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 5,510 2.80 1.43 $33.29 $69,240
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,260 1.52 0.78 $40.62 $84,490