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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
287,730 1.4 % $32.47 $67,540 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.05 $24.05 $31.68 $39.13 $47.44
Annual Wage (2) $39,620 $50,020 $65,900 $81,390 $98,660


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 117,450 10.04 $32.31 $67,210
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 88,640 7.64 $32.14 $66,850
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 42,750 2.13 $36.42 $75,750
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 9,980 0.46 $29.20 $60,740
Management of Companies and Enterprises 6,910 0.29 $31.29 $65,090

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 117,450 10.04 $32.31 $67,210
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 440 8.02 $32.45 $67,500
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 88,640 7.64 $32.14 $66,850
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 42,750 2.13 $36.42 $75,750
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 9,980 0.46 $29.20 $60,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Social Advocacy Organizations 130 0.06 $37.62 $78,250
Scientific Research and Development Services 30 (7) $36.92 $76,790
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 180 0.06 $36.52 $75,960
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 42,750 2.13 $36.42 $75,750
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 100 (7) $36.12 $75,130


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 33,650 1.98 1.00 $34.48 $71,720
Texas 23,110 1.91 0.96 $33.44 $69,560
Florida 21,310 2.48 1.25 $30.21 $62,840
New York 18,510 1.97 0.99 $34.59 $71,950
Pennsylvania 13,810 2.36 1.19 $32.56 $67,730




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 9,860 3.54 1.78 $32.38 $67,340
Maine 1,770 2.92 1.47 $29.32 $60,980
Montana 1,300 2.80 1.41 $26.91 $55,970
New Jersey 10,780 2.66 1.34 $35.70 $74,260
Missouri 7,250 2.59 1.30 $31.89 $66,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 4,270 2.57 1.29 $37.78 $78,590
Massachusetts 5,760 1.61 0.81 $36.61 $76,150
New Jersey 10,780 2.66 1.34 $35.70 $74,260
District of Columbia 800 1.13 0.57 $35.68 $74,210
Alaska 220 0.71 0.36 $35.27 $73,370





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 19,860 2.09 1.05 $36.17 $75,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 12,970 2.12 1.07 $36.26 $75,430
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 9,650 2.08 1.05 $31.93 $66,420
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 9,350 2.62 1.32 $35.32 $73,470
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 8,910 4.33 2.18 $32.65 $67,910
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 8,780 3.08 1.55 $34.50 $71,770
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 6,180 2.30 1.16 $32.93 $68,500
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 5,760 2.22 1.12 $30.37 $63,160
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 5,160 2.64 1.33 $31.69 $65,910
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 5,130 3.91 1.97 $30.56 $63,570