Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
282,030 1.3 % $31.89 $66,340 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.72 $23.58 $31.20 $38.47 $46.67
Annual Wage (2) $38,930 $49,040 $64,900 $80,010 $97,080


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 120,260 10.32 $31.77 $66,090
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 81,970 7.28 $31.49 $65,490
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 42,570 2.10 $35.75 $74,370
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 10,350 0.47 $27.75 $57,720
Management of Companies and Enterprises 6,620 0.28 $31.04 $64,560

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 120,260 10.32 $31.77 $66,090
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 81,970 7.28 $31.49 $65,490
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 230 5.22 $32.43 $67,450
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 42,570 2.10 $35.75 $74,370
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 10,350 0.47 $27.75 $57,720

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) $43.12 $89,690
Natural Gas Distribution 60 0.05 $38.76 $80,620
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 420 0.07 $38.18 $79,410
Home Health Care Services 100 0.01 $36.46 $75,840
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 130 0.03 $35.77 $74,400


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 32,590 1.95 0.99 $33.54 $69,770
Texas 20,900 1.76 0.89 $33.65 $70,000
Florida 20,760 2.47 1.25 $29.22 $60,770
New York 19,780 2.15 1.09 $33.68 $70,050
Pennsylvania 14,060 2.43 1.23 $31.29 $65,090




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 9,220 3.41 1.72 $32.43 $67,450
Connecticut 4,690 2.84 1.43 $36.13 $75,160
Montana 1,300 2.81 1.42 $25.79 $53,630
New Jersey 10,720 2.67 1.35 $35.34 $73,500
Missouri 7,230 2.59 1.31 $30.83 $64,130




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 4,690 2.84 1.43 $36.13 $75,160
Alaska 240 0.74 0.37 $36.09 $75,080
Colorado 3,950 1.55 0.78 $35.70 $74,260
District of Columbia 770 1.09 0.55 $35.44 $73,720
New Jersey 10,720 2.67 1.35 $35.34 $73,500



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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 11,120 1.66 0.84 $36.29 $75,480
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 8,340 4.21 2.13 $32.80 $68,230
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 8,310 2.27 1.15 $32.14 $66,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,050 1.82 0.92 $35.05 $72,900
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,480 3.00 1.52 $35.73 $74,310
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 6,050 2.31 1.17 $32.31 $67,210
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 5,360 4.19 2.12 $29.31 $60,970
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 4,680 3.44 1.74 $34.13 $70,990
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 4,680 4.01 2.03 $35.80 $74,470
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 4,600 3.20 1.62 $21.21 $44,120


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bloomington, IL 1,200 13.43 6.79 $31.53 $65,580
Great Falls, MT 360 9.98 5.05 $18.05 $37,540
Waco, TX 1,050 8.99 4.55 $31.29 $65,090
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 430 8.48 4.29 $36.90 $76,750
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 850 7.73 3.91 $27.99 $58,230
Wausau, WI 510 7.34 3.71 $33.51 $69,710
Jefferson City, MO 490 6.58 3.33 $20.55 $42,750
Charleston, WV 660 5.90 2.98 $23.30 $48,470
Manchester, NH 610 5.43 2.74 $28.94 $60,190
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 1,760 5.43 2.74 $27.92 $58,070


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hammond, LA 180 4.24 2.14 $45.75 $95,170
Napa, CA 40 0.54 0.27 $43.75 $91,010
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 570 1.37 0.69 $42.75 $88,920
Flint, MI 240 1.75 0.88 $42.11 $87,600
Lynchburg, VA 50 0.49 0.25 $42.04 $87,450
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,980 1.77 0.90 $41.93 $87,220
Waterbury, CT (8) (8) (8) $40.91 $85,100
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 70 0.26 0.13 $40.80 $84,870
Huntsville, AL (8) (8) (8) $39.78 $82,740
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA (8) (8) (8) $39.26 $81,650

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 1,200 10.44 5.28 $28.10 $58,440
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 460 2.26 1.14 $28.48 $59,230
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 330 1.70 0.86 $29.70 $61,770
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 310 2.30 1.16 $28.17 $58,590
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 180 0.92 0.46 (8) (8)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area