Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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. Exclude "Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators" (13-1031).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
235,480 1.5 % $17.18 $35,740 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.48 $13.50 $16.36 $19.85 $24.36
Annual Wage (2) $23,880 $28,080 $34,040 $41,300 $50,660


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Insurance Carriers 117,520 $17.28 $35,930
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 93,630 $17.11 $35,580
Management of Companies and Enterprises 4,890 $17.49 $36,390
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 1,940 $18.27 $38,010
Employment Services 1,720 $16.63 $34,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Postal Service 90 $25.25 $52,530
Automotive Repair and Maintenance (8) $22.73 $47,280
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 530 $19.20 $39,950
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 260 $18.67 $38,830
Other Financial Investment Activities 300 $18.66 $38,810


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Nebraska 3,700 $15.83 $32,920 4.032
Connecticut 6,620 $18.75 $39,010 4.013
South Dakota 1,390 $12.45 $25,900 3.544
Rhode Island 1,490 $17.54 $36,490 3.248
Wisconsin 7,480 $16.38 $34,070 2.781

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
District of Columbia 200 $23.62 $49,140 0.320
Nevada 1,310 $19.38 $40,310 1.111
Massachusetts 7,650 $19.13 $39,790 2.414
Tennessee 3,050 $18.78 $39,070 1.163
Connecticut 6,620 $18.75 $39,010 4.013


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Wausau, WI 650 $15.14 $31,490 9.659
Macon, GA 900 $14.97 $31,130 9.440
Columbus, GA-AL 950 $14.96 $31,110 8.370
Cheyenne, WY 360 $11.24 $23,380 8.368
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 330 $16.17 $33,640 6.917

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,070 $22.57 $46,940 2.108
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division (8) $21.86 $45,470 (8)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,110 $21.31 $44,330 1.254
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 220 $21.31 $44,320 2.574
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 200 $21.19 $44,070 1.466


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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 mean 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.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010