Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
274,420 1.3 % $31.24 $64,990 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.05 $23.09 $30.62 $37.97 $46.04
Annual Wage (2) $37,540 $48,020 $63,680 $78,980 $95,760


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 117,520 10.06 $31.21 $64,920
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 76,250 6.95 $30.72 $63,900
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 43,850 2.17 $34.63 $72,020
State Government (OES Designation) 9,560 0.44 $27.87 $57,970
Management of Companies and Enterprises 6,450 0.28 $30.77 $64,010

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 117,520 10.06 $31.21 $64,920
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 370 7.62 $30.18 $62,770
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 76,250 6.95 $30.72 $63,900
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 43,850 2.17 $34.63 $72,020
Office Administrative Services 2,390 0.50 $33.31 $69,280

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Personal Services (8) (8) $41.66 $86,660
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $38.68 $80,450
Natural Gas Distribution 60 0.05 $37.82 $78,660
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 370 0.06 $37.25 $77,480
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 920 0.07 $36.14 $75,180


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 32,540 2.04 1.04 $32.44 $67,470
New York 20,520 2.26 1.15 $32.32 $67,220
Florida 20,020 2.44 1.25 $29.71 $61,800
Texas 19,650 1.67 0.86 $33.99 $70,700
Pennsylvania 14,240 2.48 1.27 $29.98 $62,360




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)
Connecticut 4,980 2.99 1.53 $34.81 $72,410
Rhode Island 1,400 2.95 1.51 $33.76 $70,220
Maine 1,690 2.84 1.45 $28.05 $58,340
Missouri 6,950 2.52 1.29 $30.60 $63,640
Nebraska 2,420 2.50 1.28 $28.07 $58,390




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 560 0.79 0.41 $38.87 $80,850
New Jersey 9,490 2.40 1.23 $35.68 $74,210
Alaska 290 0.89 0.46 $35.50 $73,840
Louisiana 3,040 1.58 0.81 $35.04 $72,880
Connecticut 4,980 2.99 1.53 $34.81 $72,410





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 11,170 1.70 0.87 $34.90 $72,590
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 8,440 2.32 1.19 $32.42 $67,440
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 7,270 3.76 1.92 $27.57 $57,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,260 1.72 0.88 $33.79 $70,290
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 6,930 2.85 1.46 $34.57 $71,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,970 2.34 1.20 $29.41 $61,170
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 5,430 3.99 2.04 $19.66 $40,890
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 5,300 4.19 2.15 $29.35 $61,050
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 4,480 2.49 1.27 $33.69 $70,090
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 4,370 3.26 1.67 $34.36 $71,470